Here's a study and you're right to be suspicious that it was planted in the media by your significant other. Doing chores is great for your BRAIN, at least according to a new study out of a neuroscience research center in Toronto. The researchers found that people who do a lot of housework have bigger and stronger brains . . . which is a key to staying sharp as you get older and even avoiding things like dementia. There are a few theories why. One, when you're doing chores, you're up and moving around, so you're getting some low-intensity aerobic exercise, which is good for your heart . . . and that helps blood flow up to your brain.
And two, when you're doing housework, your brain is planning and organizing, which is keeping it sharper than just sitting around.