Ever use that excuse about how doing housework after you get home from your paying job is so stressful it's bad for your health? Turns out, you weren't wrong.

A new study suggests that for both men and women, cleaning up when you get home prevents the body from reducing its levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which is a bad thing when you're supposed to be unwinding.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/2011052...healthsciyahoo

Sounds like a good excuse to not do housework!