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RealSimple.com: 8 Secrets Why Women Love to Clean

It's a Mood-Boosting Workout

Not only can cleaning burn calories and be good for our bodies, but it also “increases endorphins, which are the feel-good chemicals in our brain,” says Deibler. “We get a sense of reduced stress and anxiety, and an improvement of mood.” In fact, says Deibler, a 2008 study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that “even 20 minutes a week of household cleaning reduces feelings of stress and reduces the risk of psychological difficulties.
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So, it not only improves mood, but it is also a little preventative, making you more resistant to stressors.”

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