Work, Work and More Work? We All Need Time to Relax!

Posted on September 16, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , |

Relaxing In Front Of The FireWe all need time to relax, and chores are getting in the way!

In a  study published in 2011, sociologists followed 30 couples (all of whom worked more than 30 hours a week)  tracking their  activities every 10 minutes and taking saliva samples to measure stress.

The study found both women and men who devoted  the most time to housework had higher levels of evening cortisol  (commonly known as the “stress” hormone).

Why?  Because housework is … work so it is more likely to keep your cortisol spiked than doing something that is calming.

“Our bodies need to recover physiologically after work,” says Darby Saxbe, one of the  co-authors of  the study at the University of Southern California.

“These couples were returning to homes where dinner needed to be cooked, laundry needed washing and folding, etc,  and instead of unwinding, these couples took on more work.”

In Atlanta, busy professional people know they can trust Sponge & Sparkle to  care for their homes with skill and dependability and relieve them of high stress levels!

(Study Source: Real Simple magazine)

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