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Women Exercise Less Than Men, Study Says

Women Exercise Less Than Men, Study Says: How Long Do You Work Out?

How often do you work out? A new study has concluded that women don't exercise as much as men, and the inadequate amount of exercise women are getting per day may be contributing to conditions like high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, and heart conditions.

The Preventative Medicine study tracked movements of over 1,000 men and women for at least four days and found that on average while men exercised at least 30 minutes a day at a moderate to vigorous intensity (which means your heartbeat is raised and breathing is difficult), women only clocked in at 18 minutes a day at the same intensity. However, the women had generally healthier habits overall.

While the researchers aren't exactly sure why women exercise less than men, they think that learned habits from childhood and raising kids has something to do with it. What do you think of the findings? Share your thoughts in comments and tell us how often you exercise at moderate to vigorous intensity every day!

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ldelia ldelia 5 years
50-80 minutes 6X a week so far this year.  No down time for injury yet : D. 
amber512 amber512 5 years
20-40 minutes depending on the day.  I like to get in and out.
Mindy1986 Mindy1986 5 years
They could have tracked the people for more then 4 days. I mean four days? So if a girl takes a rest day that counts against her? Track them for 4 months. I bet they are either neck and neck or the women win. Many women walk more frequently outside and don't call that exercise.... at least I dont.
merrillworkm25 merrillworkm25 5 years
15-30 mins 3-5 times a week
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 5 years
40 mins  
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