Kettlebell Trainer Lorna Kleidman Comments on Study Suggesting that Men Exercise More Than Women

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Lorna Kleidman, creator of the fitness program KettleX, responds to a Today Health article that reveals a study declaring that women exercise less daily than men.

On September 24th, kettlebell expert Lorna Kleidman reacts to an article published for Today Health that suggests men exercise more than women.

According to Today Health, a study concluded that men did a half hour of moderate-to-vigorous exercise daily, while women completed 18 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. “The study involved a nationally representative sample of more than 1,000 U.S. men and women who participated in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey in 2005 and 2006. Participants wore a device called an accelerometer, which keeps track of movement, around their waist for at least four days,” reports Today Health. Interestingly, the study proved that while women did not exercise as much, “women in the study had healthier behavior than men.”

According to the study, those not exercising for at least a half hour daily had an increased risk of metabolic syndrome. Today Health reports that metabolic syndrome is connected to higher blood sugar, low levels of “good” cholesterol, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Lorna Kleidman, a fitness expert who teaches kettlebell exercises in her class KettleX, states, “It’s understandable that many women can’t find the time to exercise each day. With such hectic schedules and busy lives, it is difficult to reserve thirty minutes each day for exercise. However, it’s incredibly important for a person’s health, physically, mentally as well as emotionally. Exercise can be a relaxing and rewarding experience, and I believe that women deserve to save an extra half hour each day to improve their overall health.”

In addition, the article explains that the study, published for the journal Preventive Medicine on March 12th,does not reveal the reasons why women exercise for less time than men, but researches suggested that “patterns of activity that begin in childhood typically continue throughout adulthood.”

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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