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Do Women Get Less Exercise Than Men? - HER Daily Dose

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In this edition of EmpowHER's "HER Daily Dose" Bailey Mosier examines a study that claims that women are less likely than men to get the recommended amount of daily exercise.

Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier. This is your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose.

Current U.S. Department of Health recommendations call for adults to get at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise most days of the week, but a recent study found women were less likely than men to meet this goal.

Researchers from Oregon State University recruited 1,000 women and men and had them wear an accelerometer, a device that measured how much daily activity they were getting. They found that women averaged only 18 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise daily, while men averaged 30 minutes.

People who got at least 30 minutes of exercise a day were less likely to be depressed and less likely to have metabolic syndrome. Researchers urge everyone to strive for 30 minutes of daily exercise because most women currently aren’t even getting that much.

That wraps up your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose. Join me here at EmpowHER.com every weekday for your next dose of women’s health.

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