Sure, sex is a type of workout in its own right. A small study found that sex burns about 4. The same study showed that 30 minutes on a treadmill burned more calories: calories for men and for women. But for more feel-good sex, science is pointing fingers at burning calories at the gym first.
Six reasons why sex is the best exercise (apart from the obvious)
By Jay Williams, upwave. Smith" where Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie throw each other around their kitchen for an hour. Unfortunately, not every sexual experience is quite that But how many calories do we really burn in the act? Can sex be a workout?
Back to Lifestyle and exercise. In fact, no-one has accurately measured how many calories are expended during sex. The current research attempted to fill this research void by recruiting 21 young couples whose energy expenditure during sex was measured and compared with 30 minutes of moderate intensity on a treadmill. So did sex match the treadmill in terms of energy expenditure?
Research already shows that women who regularly exercise lead more active sex lives, reach orgasm quicker, and are more easily aroused than sedentary women. Being in better cardiovascular shape and having more muscle strength also makes more adventurous sex possible. Different positions and longer sessions are easier the better shape you are in. It's obvious that exercise counts when having good sex, but does sex count as exercise? Sex as Cardio Sex has many of the same effects on the body as an intense workout.