A new study suggests that men in a relationship have more time to exercise, possibly by taking it away from women. In the study, recently published in the Journal of Health and Social Behaviour, Australian researchers collected data from 7,000 households made up of heterosexual couples aged 25 to 64. They analyzed disparities in physical activity between the men and women. They found that women’s physical activity and exercise dropped when either their paid or family work hours increased, or if their paid work was less flexible. On the other hand, longer work hours for men had almost no effect on their time for being active and exercising. The men surveyed reported more total paid and family work commitments a week, while the women reported longer family work hours and less control over their time.
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