Women Less Likely Than Men to Get Recommended Exercise

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Women Less Likely Than Men to Get Recommended Exercise
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Sun, 04-15-2012 - 10:08pm

American women are less likely than men to get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day, a new study shows.

The Oregon State University study of more than 1,000 women and men found that women averaged only about 18 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise daily, while men averaged 30 minutes. Participants wore an accelerometer, a device that measured how much daily activity they were getting.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-24-2009

Interesting. I don't know why women get less exercise than men...maybe we're not doing things vigorously enough to count as exercise?