Chores suck, there's no arguing this. No matter how much we hate doing them, they have to get done. This means that we're stuck doing them, because most of us can't afford maids or housekeepers, unfortunately.
Luckily for us, science has proven that some everyday chores actually have life-changing health benefits, some of which can actually save your life. So, next time you're doing annoying chores, remember that you will live longer and happier because of them.
1. Gardening reduces risk of a heart attack.
Gardening can reduce your risk of a first-time heart attack or stroke by 30%. This also works by doing other DIY projects. So, if you don't already have a garden, there's no time like the present to start one. Even plant a few flowers if you don't have room for a full garden.
2. Making your bed makes you feel productive.
Many studies have shown that people who make their beds in the mornings start their day on a positive note, and it makes them feel more productive. Most people feel a sense of accomplishment after making their beds, translating to more motivation in completing tasks in the day.
Also, it is the best being able to get into a made bed at the end of a long and stressful day.
3. Cleaning your cupboards helps you lose weight.
This seems crazy but it's actually true. A study showed that people with an extremely cluttered house are 77% more likely to be overweight or obese.
This is because it is harder to make healthy eating choices if your kitchen is a mess. Your instinct is just to go to the fastest and easiest meal option rather than digging through the clutter of food.