Looking at more than 1,000 men and women from a nationally represented sample, the researchers found that women were getting only about 18 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise daily, compared to men who, on average, were getting 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise daily. “Those who get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day are less likely to be depressed, less likely to have high cholesterol and less likely to have metabolic syndrome,” Loprinzi said. – Study: Women Lack Exercise at Risk of Developing Metabolic Syndrome (h/t Jezebel)
Let’s break down the mumbo jumbo.
“Metabolic syndrome” is the collision of coronary artery disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.
People just don’t want to accept, admit and then do something about the fact that most of our health issues are in our own hands. For instance, anyone who’s read Sugar Blues, the first book I read on the road to having more control over my own health, knew a long time ago what “60 Minutes” recently reported. Sugar = poison, it’s not a news flash, because that’s been known for decades.
Whenever I see a woman with a thick middle and no waist I wonder if she was active as a kid.
“Research has shown that around ages 5 or 6 these patterns begin,” Cardinal said. “Parents tend to be more concerned with the safety of girls, and have more restrictive practices around outdoor time and playtime than with boys.” – Study: Women Lack Exercise at Risk of Developing Metabolic Syndrome
As a dancer from the time I could walk, I didn’t have that problem. As I wrote in an article for Zocalo Public Square, I was on the other end of the exercise pendulum.
A new study proves that women need to work at getting exercise more than men. I’m wondering it it’s because of women’s role in the family, coupled with working, but also because it’s not seen as important for women.
The more you travel America, the more you’ll see a lot of overweight people, women and men, especially when it comes to belly fat and middle age. But the epidemic of fat kids is staggering. A man’s round belly sticking out over their belt, with marriage and a partner equally obese, making the partners feel it’s okay. It’s not, but it’s a fight to conquer it, one well worth waging.
The biggest thing about exercise as women get older is the positive impact it has on the relationship we have with our bodies. Once having children is in the rear view mirror, by choice early on (my case) or when you become free from fertility struggles, American society values women less physically. Our wrinkles and lines and aging become the issue, because who cares about the sexuality of women beyond 20-something models?
Nothing makes a woman feel better about her body than when she’s fit and at her fighting weight. Now we’re learning it actually makes us live longer. …and it’s absolutely not about being thin, but not working out!
Too many women don’t put vigorous exercise at the top of their daily to dos. I’m too busy, is a constant whine.
This new study offers more evidence that being lazy is also making women sick. The kind of sickness that damages our quality of life.