Women Get More Health Benefits From Exercise Than Men

February 20, 2024

Working out benefits us all — but women might reap more benefits from grabbing a pair of dumbbells or taking a sweaty stroll than their male counterparts.

That’s according to a large new study that found women who spend the same amount of time on a treadmill, playing pickleball, or just taking a brisk walk get more lifesaving benefits from the exercise than men. The findings suggest that the nation’s current one-size-fits-all exercise recommendations may instead better reflect the benefits of exercise using sex-based guidelines. WebMD