MNA Life Style Desk: A new study has shown that women have a natural capacity to process oxygen more quickly than men during aerobic exercises, making them more athletic.
The findings showed that the faster processing of oxygen enabled the cells of a woman’s body to undergo less strain especially during aerobic exercises-such as cardio, spinning, running, swimming, walking, hiking-which require oxygen to help produce energy.
The study, published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, compared the oxygen uptake and muscle oxygen extraction between healthy and active young men and women of similar age and weight during a treadmill exercise.
Women were found to consistently outperform men with around 30 per cent faster oxygen handling throughout the body during the exercise.
These women were also less likely to accumulate molecules linked with muscle fatigue, effort perception and poor athletic performance.