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According to Live Science (This article and its images were originally posted on Live Science November 19, 2018 at 07:50AM.)
Women who trekked across Antarctica in the first-ever all-female expedition broke more than gender norms — they also busted the gender myth that, when it comes to extreme endurance exercise, women are weaker than men.
Sorry men, that’s not the case.
“Our findings contain some potentially myth-busting data on the impact of extreme physical activity on women,” lead study author Dr. Robert Gifford, of the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Cardiovascular Science, said in a statement. “We have shown that with appropriate training and preparation, many of the previously reported negative health effects [of extreme exercise on women] can be avoided.”
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