Hi Zebras. I'm sitting here recovering from a brief session of late-spring cleaning, and I'm thinking about a study that was all the rage when I was a manual therapy student back in 2013: https://m.independent.ie/regionals/herald/dont-count-housework-as-part-of-your-weekly-exercise-regime/29671492.html (Disclaimer: I didn't buy it then, and I certainly don't now.) Lo and behold, contrary findings (with a slightly different focus) in 2021: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/higher-levels-of-housework-leads-to-sharper-memory-in-older-people-research-1.4735845 Both studies have their limits and flaws (especially the first, which focuses narrowly on exertion, relies on self-reporting, and emphasizes the bio but ignores the psycho and social). I'm sharing here because I think it's a good example of how narrow notions of "exercise" have been prioritized over movement and mobility in health science reporting. We know better through our bodies, and science is gradually catching up. πŸ¦“πŸ’ͺ

Posted by Kathy M at 2023-05-27 20:45:29 UTC