Doing household chores keep women in good health

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Research has shown that older women who regularly do small household chores such as washing dishes, cleaning the house and cooking are much healthier than those who just sit back and eat. Are

University of California experts studied 5,500 women who were asked to wear movement tracking gadgets for a week.

The results showed that women who remained active at least four hours a day had a two-thirds lower risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke.

Routine activities include daily activities such as cooking, housework, gardening and even bathing.

A New research in the Journal of the American Heart Association suggests that even if the above-mentioned housework is further reduced, older women can maintain good health, allowing them to live longer.