Housework is a kind of unpaid work that family members must do in their daily life. Including: washing and cooking, taking care of children, buying daily necessities, cleaning, caring for the elderly or sick, etc.

With the fast pace of life, many people regard housework as a burden and feel like a waste of time. In fact, doing housework is not only not a burden, but more and more research proves that doing housework regularly is very beneficial to our health.

Exercise the brain of the elderly.

Housework exercises the brain, and older adults who spend more time doing housework have larger brains, a strong predictor of cognitive health.

Using the brain to plan and coordinate housework can promote the formation of new neural connections in older adults. It takes more time to do housework and less time to sit, which can adversely affect brain health.

Prevent cancer.

Women spend an average of 16 to 17 hours a week cooking, cleaning and doing laundry.

Housework reduces the risk of breast cancer by 30% in premenopausal women and 20% in postmenopausal women.


Doing some housework every day can bring unexpected exercise effect to the body.

Relieve stress.

Housework can be relaxing and even contemplative. The cleaning and decluttering function is a cathartic style.

Precautions when doing housework.

Stand on your legs to avoid falling.

Some middle-aged and elderly people are prone to osteoporosis. If you fall, it is easy to fracture, and even life-threatening in severe cases.

You can't squat for very long. Low blood pressure, which is dizziness, dark eyes, or fainting, can occur when you stand up.

Avoid prolonged bending.

If you have been bending over, the muscles of the waist are in a tense state, it is easy to cause back pain, and it also has a certain impact on the cervical spine.

When lifting heavy objects, squat down and keep your back straight.

When lifting heavy objects, the muscles of the lower back will start to exert force, which will bring a great burden to the lumbar spine, so the lower back should be straight.

Use tools wisely and maintain your stamina.

If the family economy allows, you can buy a robot vacuum cleaner, a fully automatic washing machine, a dishwasher, etc. to maintain your physical strength.

Play some music to relax while doing housework.