With Exercise Too, Women Must Do More To Get The Same Results
No, it’s not fair, but it is what it is: exercise does less for women than it does for men. That’s the galling conclusion of research conducted at the University of Missouri, where scientists monitored cardiovascular responses, such as heart rate and blood pressure, of nearly 75 obese men and women with Type 2 diabetes, and found that the men’s cardiovascular function improved significantly after aerobic exercise training, but the women’s did not. “When you exercise,” says Jill Kanaley, a professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at MU, “you want your blood pressure to rise, but you don’t want it to get too high. Your blood pressure should return to normal relatively quickly after you stop exercise. In our study, the recovery rate for women was not as rapid as for men. After the men trained, they got an even better recovery time, whereas women’s time stayed about the same.” Read more about it from the University of Missouri.