Housework may keep you healthy

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A clean home leads to a healthier body, but only if you do the work yourself.

Housework, it turns out, is good for your heart and blood flow. The activity amounts to an exercise with a dual benefit.

University of South Carolina researchers found the more computer and TV time, the less time people spent doing housework and the more unhealthy they became.

The lifestyle study found women were healthier when they spent more than 20 hours a week cleaning, cooking and doing laundry.

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