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Science!

Recently, the New York Times online is just starting to notice that studies about men don’t necessarily give answers to questions about women’s health. GOOD CATCH, NYT. WAY TO STAY ON TOP OF THINGS!

But that’s a post for another day. Right now, I just wanted to mention that feminism isn’t limited to snarky blog posts – instead, you can also have feminism in science!

“There’s nothing wrong with achieving a higher heart rate with exercise, and if you can maintain that, it’s fine,” said Dr. Martha Gulati, a cardiologist and assistant professor of medicine and preventive medicine at Northwestern, who led the study. “But it might be that some women are getting tired and need to stop or slow down because they’re not able to maintain their heart rate at the higher level. But they’ve been using the wrong numbers.”

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/05/recalibrated-formula-eases-womens-workouts/

You hear that?

“There’s nothing wrong with achieving a higher heart rate with exercise…”

Even if she’s a woman. There’s nothing wrong with her! Even a scientist said so!

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