A new study has said that hardworking mothers devote almost a third of their walking lives running around their children carrying out chores for them. According to a detailed study into the lives of 2,000 mothers commissioned by online shopping service 'milk and more', the researchers found that the lady of the house can expect to put in around 27,250 hours in their lifetime shopping, cooking and carrying out chores. This would sum up to a staggering 1,135 days of their lives, which is solely devoted to bringing up children. "Everyone knows that mums are the backbone of the family unit," the Daily Mail quoted Andrew Kendall, spokesman for 'milk and more' as saying. "But seeing just how long they spend running around after their families puts things in to perspective. "If mums got some help with just the cooking, they would have nearly four additional hours a week to spend time having fun with their children. "With most mums working as well it's important that they have flexibility in their lives. "Spending nearly half a year of your life just doing essential food shopping isn't exactly fun," he said. The study also revealed that other time taking activities in a mother's life were shopping, cooking, baking and preparing breakfasts and lunches and cleaning. The top time taking activities were: Food shopping - 4,155 hours 49 minutes Cooking - 3,603 hours 36 minutes Tidying - 2,620 hours 48 minutes Washing - 2,442 hours 57 minutes Washing up - 2,180 hours and 42 minutesSource: ANI << Kim Kardashian to be Mocked in PETA Ad Over Her Love for Fu... Fears of Cancer Causes EU to Ban 'Naked' Airport Scanners >> Recommended Reading Urinary Stones In Children There is a wide misconception that only adults develop stones. On the contrary kidney stones are very common in children living in hot climates. READ MORE Child-Hernia, Hydrocele A small hole or passage has developed in the muscle in the baby''s groin. Some of the intestine is poking out through this. READ MORE Kidney Stones in Children Increase in salt concentration in the urine results in precipitation of crystals and these lead to formation of kidney stones. Drinking a lot of water can prevent kidney stones. READ MORE Body Types and Befitting Workouts Workout and diet which is well suited for a pear shaped body. READ MORE Walking As An Exercise People walk for many reasons ranging from pleasure to mental relaxation, finding solitude or for exercise. READ MORE Walking for Fitness and Weight Loss A few extra steps a day are enough to keep you fit. READ MORE Who Else Wants to Know How Walking Helps Heart and Brain? Walking early morning would improve your health as it helps heart and brain to function properly. Find more about its benefits for your body. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia The Essence of Yoga Indian Medical Journals Color Blindness Calculator More News on: Body Types and Befitting WorkoutsWalking for Fitness and Weight LossWalking As An ExerciseWho Else Wants to Know How Walking Helps Heart and Brain?