Thanks to American prosperity and women’s lib, services are one of the top growing segments of our economy. Many women today can afford to pay someone else to do the housework. And it’s not just women. Men and women alike outsource the many normal activities and chores of daily life.
Some families use laundry services and meal delivery and shopping services and landscaping services. Sounds awesome, huh? I do not use any of those services, so I wouldn’t know.
But what if I told that paying for services is going to make you sick and die early? Well unless you are spending most of your free time doing some other type of physical exercise, and not sitting at a desk or on the couch or in your car, then yes, you are.
You see, all those people doing all those services, they are getting YOUR exercise! And exercise is what keeps you healthy. Not prescription drugs or magic diets!
Americans are getting more and more unhealthy thanks to our outsourced and sedentary lifestyles, starting from childhood. Too much sitting has been compared to smoking! And once we hit middle age, the risk accelerates and the need to stay active or we will lose brain cells and muscle tone. Exercise is the number one way to improve your health and quality of life. Chores are a great way to exercise.
So fire the maid and get to sweeping and mopping! Send the landscapers home and go plant a garden. Go to the grocery store and walk around and then lug those heavy bags in to your house and put them away. Walk your dog. Mow your lawn. Remodel your house. Build something!
Your heart and muscles and brain will thank you. You’re welcome. 😉