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South Carolina Finds Less Housework among Mothers and More Obesity

New research from the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health shows that mothers in the United States are far less physically active than they were in previous decades and now spend more time engaged in sedentary activities, like watching television, than in cooking, cleaning, and exercising combined. “Given the essential role that daily physical activity plays in the health and wellbeing of mothers and their children, this research provides important insights into the nation’s pervasive health problems such as childhood obesity and diabetes,” said Dr. Ed Archer, an exercise scientist with the Arnold School.