We all know that movement and exercise is generally good for both body and mind, but did you know that women are better runners than men in general?
No, we are not being gender biased, but we are happy to share why women are scientifically proven to be better runners. Full respect and kudos to the male counterparts, but strength aside, here’s some information why women can really make you run for your money!
So, what’s the difference?
Firstly, men have higher cardiac output as compared to women. This means men have a higher volume of blood pumped by the heart per minute (mL blood/min). Men, you also have a higher blood volume or more blood as compared to women.
So with the ability of higher cardiac output and by naturally having larger quantity of blood, men are able to send more oxygen to their working limbs, which in turn provides more power when running.
So, ladies, you may ask. So do you have any chance at all in beating the guys at running? While men are built with higher cardiac output and having more volume of blood, men rely on carbohydrates as their source of energy. Women, on the other hand, use less carbohydrates than men and are able to tap onto fat as energy during endurance exercises.
Since fat is a denser energy source, women benefit from this energy source and are better at keeping a consistent pace. Research has proven statistically that women appear to be much better when it comes to running distance endurance as compared to men.