Home & Garden

January 12, 2013 7:43 AM

The butler’s cleaning tips

Can housework help you live longer? A New York Times blog post by Gretchen Reynolds last month cited research linking vigorous activity, including housework, and longevity. The study, which tracked the death rates of British civil servants, was the latest in a flurry of scientific reports crediting domestic chores with health benefits such as a lowered risk for breast and colon cancers.

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