Weight loss can be tricky, but did you know sex can help you slim down by burning calories?
Now, the exact number of calories burned during sex has been revealed by scientist and the results are very interesting.
For men, sex is a better weight loss exercise than it is for women.
This is because men burn a lot more calories during sex than women do.
Men can even burn more calories during sex than they can by doing other forms of exercise, although the same cannot be said for women.
Men seem to expend a lot more energy than women during sex, which is ultimately much better for their waistline.
During sex, men can burn up to 306.1 calories. That is the same as a medium baked potato with sour cream, salsa and a side of melon.
Scientists at the University of Quebec in Montreal said: “Interestingly, the highest range value achieved by men for absolute energy expenditure can potentially be higher than that of the mean energy expenditure of the 30 min exercise session (i.e. 306.1 vs. 276 kCal, respectively) whereas this was not observed in women.”
Men on average burned 101 calories during sex, while women burned 69 calories.
The scientists concluded that “sexual activity may potentially be considered, at times, as a significant exercise.”
The NHS claims sex can be especially good for your heart.
The website reads: “Anything that exercises your heart is good for you, including sex.
“Sexual arousal sends the heart rate higher, and the number of beats per minute reaches its peak during orgasm.”
However, Britons should not simply rely on sex to stay fit and healthy.
The NHS said: “But, as with most exercise, it depends how vigorously you do it.
“Some studies show the average peak heart rate at orgasm is the same as during light exercise, such as walking upstairs. That’s not enough to keep most people fit and healthy.”