Two sisters went head to head in a 24 hour stress test to see who really has the toughest gig.
Mieka Smiles, 34, and her sister, Marielle Wain, 29, both used tracking devices to measure their stress and physicality levels over a one day period reports Daily Mail.
Mieka is a mum of two, aged four and two, while Marielle is a store manager in a busy sofa shop.
The pair used two devices to log their days, one was a Pip, which measures your stress levels by monitoring sweat gland activity between your thumb and forefinger, and the Microsoft Band 2 measures your physical activity output.
Although the results of the stress test would vary dependant on the individuals response to stress, the sisters discovered that stay-at-home mum Mieka’s stress was higher.
According to The Pip results, Mieka was more ‘stressed’ than Marielle. She was in the red zone for 36 per cent of her time on the device as opposed to Marielle who scored 29 per cent.
However, Mieka spent more time ‘relaxed’ than Marielle – The Pip saying she spent 37 per cent of her time on the device in that state. Marielle was relaxed only 30 per cent of the time.
Finally, Marielle was significantly more ‘steady’ emotionally, spending 41 per cent of her time that way. Mieka’s steady result was 27 per cent.
The sisters had very similar results in terms of physical activity, according to the Microsoft Band 2 – Mieka clocking up 7920 steps and Marielle taking 7954.
Marielle’s heart rate was lower – an average of 72 beats per minute compared to Mieka’s 83. But this can vary depending on fitness and not just on exertion.
Mieka slept longer and had seven hours and 51 minutes sleep – but woke up seven times.
Meanwhile, Marielle had six hours and 56 minutes, waking up four times.
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