To perform household tasks may have harmful effects on health and blood pressure, but stress at work, according to a recent study from the University of Pittsburgh. This seems like a perfect excuse for a little idleness
But joking aside, the simple household tasks like cleaning, cooking, car care, the budget can be dangerous for your heart, because, more than the obligation to work, raise blood pressure. Specifically, the stress and pressure does not stop when you leave the job. On the contrary, it seems that the obligations that await you at home can be even more harmful to health.
Scientists, however, followed 113 men and women who have a ‘full time’ work and family. All of them were recorded as they spent a day at work, which are the responsibilities and obligations had and how much of it done. Everyone is regularly measured blood pressure three weeks in a row. They also watched video monitors that work affects their blood pressure, and as liabilities in the household.
The results showed that the performance of household work stressful to know that it has so much. But not all the housework equally annoying. The top n’ajstresnijih ‘that raise the most blood pressure include cleaning, cooking and performing purchases. Then follow the maintenance and repair of cars and taking care of the household budget.
It is interesting that child care does not appreciably affect the blood pressure even though many parents will not agree with it.
If some previous studies argued that the housework good for the heart, routine and boredom and lack of rewards for work done are to blame for the bad effects on health. Some studies have even shown that the obligations in the household can lead to premature birth.