Report says less housework could be to blame for increased weight
A new study says women today weigh more because of less housework Video by ktnv.comvideo
(KTNV) -- A new report says that slacking on housework could be to blame for women gaining weight.
A group of researchers from South Carolina studied modern women and their weight. They compared them to women who stayed at home in 1965.
According to them, the average American woman today weighs more than 22 pounds than women in 1965.
The researchers claim it is because women back in the 1960s spent nearly 26 hours a week dusting, mopping, cooking and washing.
Fast forward to 2010 when the average woman only spent 13 hours on housework.
Researchers say housework is not the only reason women have gained weight. There is also a decrease in overall physical activity.