Health and work productivity-Women Get a Bigger Wage Boost from Exercise than Men Frequent exercise boosts wages, but the increase is much more pronounced for women than for men, according to Vasilios D. Kosteas of Cleveland State University. Women who exercise frequently earn 11.9% more, on average, than women who don’t—a premium that’s approximately equal to the effect of 1.8 additional years’ schooling. For men, the wage benefit of frequent exercise is 6.7%, equivalent to about 1.3 years more school,…