“Do some housework, you lazy oik, it’s good for you!” says private healthcare company

Infographic news now from the Daily Mail, with the revelation that doing housework can burn calories and improve health:

Can you guess which household chore burns 300 calories? Revealed, the health benefits of vacuuming, cleaning your car and mowing the lawn

Staying fit can be difficult at the start of the year.

Cold, wet weather combined with dark evenings can severely restrict our gym attendance.

But everyday activities such as housework may be able to provide just as many physical benefits, while also supporting mental well-being.

Source: Daily Mail, 15th February 2017

Good to know that basic housework is so good for our health. That said, the originators of the ‘research’ may have some influence on its findings:

In a new infographic, AXA PPP Healthcare has revealed the true benefits of doing typical household activities for an hour…

David Williams, from AXA PPP healthcare, said: ‘Household chores such as hoovering, tidying and changing sheets all exert energy and are great all-round exercises.

‘They also can be of great help in reducing the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other medical conditions.’

Infographics, as we’ve seen before, are an easy and reliable way of getting coverage for a brand. How valid the ‘info’ they’re ‘graphicking’ is can be quite another matter entirely.