Sex is Better Exercise to Burn Calories: Study

Sex ExerciseA study has come up with findings to suggest that it is good to have sex as it burns a lot of calories and help stay fit. Well, this sounds interesting because if having pleasure can help you stay healthy then what could be better than that.

Scientists from the University of Quebec in Canada reached at the conclusion that sexual activities can be more effective in burning calories when compared to moderate intensity exercises.

The study was conducted on 21 heterosexual couples aged between 18 and 35 from Montreal. The researchers asked them to have sex once a week for 30 days. They were asked to have sex in their natural style without taking any drug and alcohol or medication for erectile dysfunction.

They were provided with a questionnaire to complete after every sexual activity to record their enjoyment. It was found that women burned 3.1 calories a minute while having sex, whereas men burned 4.2 calories a minute.

Lead author Julie Frappier concluded: "The present study indicates that energy expenditure during sexual activity appears to be approximately 85 kCal or 3.6 kCal/min and seems to be performed at a moderate intensity (5.8 METS) in young healthy men and women".