Women May Be Smarter, But They're Also Lazier

Despite longer lifespan, ladies are less active
By Liam Carnahan,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2012 3:10 PM CDT

(Newser) – Guys, here's something to cite the next time your gal is nagging you to get off the couch: An international study suggests that women are lazier than men. A paper published by Lancet this week surveyed 122 countries to find out how active the global population is, reports Time. Around 30% of the world's adults were designated as physically inactive, meaning they get less than a half-hour of moderate physical activity 5 days a week.

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Break that down by the sexes, and 28% of men were found to be physically inactive, compared to 34% of women. But it's not all bad news for those with two X chromosomes—an IQ expert recently said women are scoring better than men on such tests. Oh, and women still live longer, too. (Read more battle of the sexes stories.)

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