Let’s face it. It’s the holiday season and most of us are taking this opportunity to pig out keeping solace in the fact that we’ll work out full steam after the new year. The problem however, is that, those types of resolutions barely ever stick, probably because walking on a treadmill and water aerobics just aren’t fun.
What if there was a fun workout plan that could burn more calories? Would you use it? What if it was so fun that you’d want to do it all the time? Well, we put sexual intercourse to the test, to see if it would work as a reliable source of exercise and guess what… it is!
We strapped a husband and wife team with Zephyr Technology’s Physiological Status Monitoring device to see just what happens with the body during intercourse (no we didn’t watch). Turns out, sexual intercourse burns a significant amount of calories as well as raises heart and breathing rate to similar levels as some common exercise activities. In fact, here are 10 activities that aren’t quite as good for you as sex.
Walking at 2mph for 30 minutes straight burns, on average, 126 calories, which is of course less than the 192 calories burnt on average from 30 minutes of sexual intercourse.