The word ‘chore’ – meaning an unpleasant and tedious task – was specifically coined to describe housework, yet despite this, it still occupies a disproportionate amount of time for many pensioners. 

However, recent research has shown that most forms of housework are counter-productive and often have hazardous side-effects.

In 2014 alone, more than 309,000 pensioners were admitted to hospital as a direct result of housework, with the five most common causes of injury being

slipping on polished floors

overdosing on Windolene

sucking out one or more kidneys with a Dyson vacuum cleaner

having one or more eardrums perforated by the handle of a feather duster

swallowing a dustpan.