A new survey carried out by an Australian insurance company has found that stay-at-home moms lift nearly one tonne of weight daily as they take care of their babies.
Conducted by the Million Dollar Woman life insurance company, the survey found that on an average, a nine month old baby weighs around 10kgs and a mother lifts the baby at least 90 times a day as she tries to feed her baby, get it to take naps or change diapers.
The company's CEO Lynette Argent revealed that it was the main reason for stay-at-home mothers spending a lot less than office going women who spend around $386 every year on health and fitness compared to just $161 spent by those who do not have a full time job.
"We all know parents with young children are often tired, and we put it down to lack of sleep, but perhaps it is also the solid weights workout they get on a daily basis. We all know that full-time mums with young children have tremendous demands on their time, which may prevent them going to the gym or working out", she said.