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Recent Study Says That Women Are More Fitter Than Men

There is a general conception that men have an advantage over women when physical ability is concerned. But a recent study debunked this conception with the findings that women are indeed fitter than men.

Gloria Cole of the has listed various similar researches related to women fitness and lifestyle on her blog.

There is no doubt that when it is talked about fitness and physical ability, men are always given the upper hand against women. Even majority of women also have a permanent conception that they are not as strong as men. But the latest study published in the journal, Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, it is derived that women are actually ahead of men when it comes to fitness.

How Was The Study Conducted?

The study was conducted at the University of Waterloo Canada, by the team of professional researchers. The study included 9 men and 9 women of age group 18 to 30 years, with similar BMI (body mass index). The candidates were asked to start the study by walking on the treadmill. The candidates were instructed to start with a short warm-up and then increase the speed and incline, gradually until they reach the 80% of the maximum heart rate. Also, each candidate was asked to wear the face mask to measure the amount of oxygen intake and carbon dioxide released.

As per the author of the study, Richard Hughson, a kinesiology professor at the University of Waterloo, the basis of the measurement taken in this study was to find how quickly the oxygen intake increases when the candidate goes to exercise from resting period. He further quoted that unfit people fail to adapt to exercise quickly and take great load, therefore, becoming progressively less fit.

What Were The Findings?

Quoting his comment, Hughson referred that overall fitness is indicated by the oxygen intake. In the study, researchers found that women were ahead of men in adjusting to exercise. Where men took about 42 seconds, women took only 30 seconds. This was almost 30% faster oxygen processing rate that takes women ahead of men in physical efficiency. Hence, Hughson quotes that though men could be a little bit faster and stronger than women but men could not claim that they are universally fitter.

Expanding the Study

According to the lead author of the study, Thomas Beltrame, though the initial study proved that women are fitter than women but it was not enough. To get the more solid results, the team expanded the study by including professional athletes. With 5 male and 5 female athletes, the researchers applied the same format.

Thomas writes that including professional athletes in the study brings consolidated results as they perform regular exercises with almost same intensity. In this study, it was again found that women athletes were one and half times more fit and faster than men in performing workouts.

Gloria Cole, the creator of Curves N More, is a professional blogger who continuously research and writes on issues related to women fitness and lifestyle changes to look fitter and attractive. The website,, provides latest studies and researches related to women fitness along with essential tips, exercises, and foods to get fit and good looking body and overall personality.

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