Kettlebell Trainer Lorna Kleidman Reacts to a Recent Study at Northwestern University Claiming Women are too Sedentary

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According to a recent study conducted at Northwestern University, even women who exercise regularly spend too much time sitting around in their free time. Lorna Kleidman reacts to the findings.

On November 30, Lorna Kleidman issues a statement in reaction to a recent study that found that women are spending too much time sitting.

The recent study conducted at Northwestern University tracked the activity of 91 women, all between the ages of 40 and 75. According to the article, the women wore a device called the activPAL that studied the amount of time they spent sitting, moving or exercising. An article published on the university website stated that “while many of the women in the study met or exceeded 150 minutes of physical activity per week, in reality only a fraction of the women’s days were spent being physically active. The women in the study spent an average of nine hours a day sitting. That number is consistent with previous results from much larger studies that examined the number of hours Americans spend sitting every day.”

Lynette L. Craft, first author of the study which was published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, went on to state that “[t]rying to replace some sitting time with more light activity throughout the day along with the recommended bouts of moderate and vigorous exercise – is an approach more Americans should try to take.”

Lorna Kleidman, a fitness expert and kettlebell trainer, offered some advice for women who are looking to increase the amount of activity they partake in every day. “Kettlebell exercises are a great way to get moving and stay in shape. They can easily be used in the home or in the office.” Kleidman said. “And since most of the exercises are simple and easy to learn, even beginners can jump right into using them.”

Lorna Kleidman is a Three-Time World Champion and World Record holder in kettlebell sport and the most decorated kettlebell athlete in the country. She developed the innovative methods used in KettleX as a way to bring the benefits of the bells to everyone in an easy to use, comprehensive and fun format. Lorna has been teaching individuals and group classes for the past six years.

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