Cleaning Can Give You An Adrenaline Rush

January 14, 2020
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Roller coasters, skydiving or an intense workout can give you a rush of adrenaline. Apparently house cleaning can do the same thing! A recent study examined 62 people aged 25 to 45 who had a neutral or positive vibe toward cleaning. During the cleaning portion of the experiment, researchers collected biometric data from the participants, specifically galvanic skin response and heart rate, automatic bodily responses we can’t consciously control. What they discovered is that the changes in both emotional enthusiasm and excitement while cleaning were virtually the same as watching a simulated, high-intensity activity or sporting event, a.k.a. an adrenaline rush. 100% of the participants agreed that cleaning provides peace of mind and a sense of control over one’s environment, 82% liked to admire their work after a good clean, and 81% felt a sense of accomplishment when they finished the task. In fact, after cleaning, participants reported feeling more determined, inspired and proud and less jittery, nervous and hostile. Although the study was conducted by Mr. Clean and marketing research company, Ipos, it does give interesting insight into our minds.

SOURCE: Apartment Therapy

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