Doctor advises women to rest after work

Written by Henrik Rothen

Oct.12 - 2023 10:40 AM CET

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Doctor advises women to rest after work.

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A Danish senior doctor, Ane Marie Thulstrup, who leads the Occupational Medicine Clinic at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, has advised women to take it easy and rest after work.

According Dagens.dk a study, women have higher stress levels than men, especially after work hours. The research involved testing the urine of men and women before and after work, revealing that women had significantly higher stress levels.

Men seemed to relax soon after work, but for women, stress levels didn't drop until around 10 or 11 p.m. Another study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) also indicated that Danish women spend more time on household chores compared to men—243 minutes for women versus 186 minutes for men.

The Occupational Medicine Clinic reports that they have 80% more women claiming to be stressed than men.

Thulstrup suggests that women should practice relaxation and lower their ambitions. "We've heard about exercise and diet on prescription, but I usually say that we should have 'sofa on prescription,'" she said, targeting female readers.

Thulstrup's advice comes as a wake-up call for women to prioritize their well-being and take time to relax, especially after work.

It also raises questions about societal expectations and the distribution of household responsibilities between men and women.

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