Getting sweaty between the sheets can help to get you shed weight - as long as you're doing it right. So here's how. Getting fit can help you have a better sex life, but can having a better sex life help get you fitter?
Ever wondered what kind of workout you can get between the sheets? Of course you have — hasn't everyone? Some people think that a romp in the sheets is an enjoyable and calorie-burning form of exercise in itself.
If you're trying to burn calories while having sex, you may be disappointed. Of all of the things that you can do to break a sweat, sex is probably up there with one of the most fun. But is sex actually a good workout?
But just how many calories is the average horizontal sweat session burning? HuffPost asked experts to give us the lowdown on the physical benefits of sexual activity. Antony Karelis, a professor at the department of exercise science at the University of Quebec at Montreal, was part of a research team that conducted a study with 21 heterosexual couples examining energy expenditure during sex.
She claims reverse cowgirl is the best calorie-burner. But how great of a workout is sexreally? Is that even true?
Of all the ways a person could sweat, a roll in the hay is one of the most fun. But does sex actually burn a good number of calories? One study found that sex burned more than calories, at least for men. A team from the University of Montreal compared the calorie expenditure of running to that of sex and found that—no surprise—running far outpaced the latter.
To burn off the calories of a chocolate bar, you have to run four miles! If that doesn't sound like much fun, replace that with just half an hour of heated sex. Sex is an area often overlooked in terms of our workout regime, but with different positions you can burn calories, tone muscles and have a whole lot of x-rated fun in the process.
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 psychologicalemotional, 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?