I know one 65yr old woman who had lots of pain in her hips and legs but her muscles are so atrophied from a lifetime without exercise. What is causing her pain and what can i do for her? Another woman in her sixties is walking 45mins a day since her husband died of heart complications. She want to avoid the same fate but she gets so tired after her walks. What is going on? Shouldn’t walking make people feel invigorated and happy?
That being the case, I would say that everyone is different and responds to exercise differently.
Some will use the word “pain” when they really mean discomfort. I would not, however, be so dogmatic and say “women” when it comes to how the body responds to exercise.
The science teaches us that both men and women as far as muscle tissue is concerned respond similarly to a bout of exercise.
Thanks for your question.