Women: Working All Day Is Keeping You From The Gym And Killing You
5:15 pm, April 11th | by Laura Donovan
Do you feel irrational hatred towards fictional “Modern Family” character Claire Dunphy for running six miles a day because you don’t have that kind of time on your hands to work out? Either way, you’re definitely not alone in your fitness center longing, as a new study found that women do not get as much exercise as men and are in turn at a greater risk of developing metabolic syndrome.
The findings, which were originally published in the journal Preventive Medicine, reveal that females get 18 minutes of “moderate-to-vigorous” physical activity each day whereas men on average get a half hour of “moderate-to-vigorous” exercise daily. It makes sense, as other new research shows that women put in more hours at work than men.
According to a survey by career site theFIT, 54 percent of women report logging in nine or more hours per day, a stark contrast to 41 percent of their male counterparts. theFIT also found that women are more likely to do some work on vacation than men. What’s more, women are more honest when it comes to sick days, as 1 in 7 females reported being dishonest about their last sick day and 1 in 5 dudes admitted to being untruthful about theirs.
With both pieces of research in mind, it makes sense that women would have less time than guys to hit the gym. They’re, you know, working more.