When you think about physical activity, running, hitting the weights, or even swimming may come to mind. But what about sex? You may have heard it before: Getting busy with your partner makes for a great workout. Is there validity to this claim?
Sex burns about 3 to 4 calories per minute — here's how to burn a little more
How Many Calories Does Sex Burn?
You figure you can skip the treadmill today since your sex workout—a. But wanna find out just how much fat you're burning during sex? Here's what scientists have discovered over the years. In , scientists at the University of Montreal attempted to answer this question by asking 21 heterosexual couples to wear SenseWear fitness tracker s during their lovemaking. The couples also ran on a treadmill for 30 minutes to compare their sexercise to actual exercise. The results, which were published in the journal PLOS ONE, concluded that men burn calories during the average sex session , while women burn about 69 calories. The researchers estimated that men burn roughly 4.
How Many Calories Do You Burn During Sex?
Raise your hand if you've ever wondered after a hot and sweaty session between the sheets how many calories you burned. Well, it turns out, not only is this intimate time with your partner fun and pleasurable, but it's also good for your psychological , emotional, and physical wellbeing, according to Healthline. In addition to getting your heart rate up, you can also burn some serious calories by undressing, kissing, and everything in between during sex. Want the specifics?
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