Sweeping the floor, running the vacuum, even dusting can be good for your health according  to a study from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet.

The study found that low-intensity physical activity, like standing, walking or doing household chores, can be more health beneficial than once thought. Replacing half an hour of sitting each day with everyday activity reduces the risk of fatal cardiovascular disease by 24 per cent.

They found that there are considerable health benefits to be gained not only from moderate or intense physical activity but also from low-intensity (everyday) activity, so get up and put that laundrya way.