Sexercise helps lose those extra pounds. Or to put it simply, sex aids weight loss. Did that get your attention and a chuckle? Well, it certainly got mines when I stumbled across this concept of sex and weight loss in Women’s Health. The suggestion for effective weight loss wasn’t having sex once in a while, but loads of it. Certainly didn’t seem novel to many other readers, but for me it was as shocking as me fitting into a size 4 dress.
Desperate for weight loss, it did pique my interest and I dug further to find more facts which might help me and my readers lose those extra pounds without any gym membership, athletic clothes, and crash diets within the privacy of their bedroom. What could be more fun than that? Guess what, it does work. Let’s see how.
How does sex help weight loss?
An orgasm, like chocolate releases the endorphins in your brain with the exception of calories. According to Women’s Health, research shows that “the more weight you lose, the better your sex life gets. A Duke University study found that even a 10 percent reduction in weight (that’s 15 pounds if you weigh 150) resulted in major improvements in all areas of the participants’ sex lives, including arousal, feelings of attractiveness, and enjoyment of sexual activity.”
Half an hour of sex therapy session aids you to burn anywhere from 15-350 calories, depending on the level of activity. Dr.Yvonne Kristín Fulbright is a sex educator, relationship expert at FOX suggests longer session at least five times a week can burn around 1650 calories. She further says, “The active partner- typically the one on top tends to burn more.”
The key is however to enjoy and not make it a chore. For more effective weight loss, it’s important to burn more calories. Kissing and cuddling help you get started, but to lose those pounds get creative.
Kerry McCloskey, a New York model, actress, and research expert documented her sexercise and weight loss regimen in the book The Ultimate Sex Diet says she lost all of her fat within months of meeting her future husband. She owes it all to “increased metabolism due to our intense sexual activity.”
Apart from burning those calories and weight loss, sex reduces stress, helps you sleep better; raises your heart rate, improves blood flow, tones your muscles, changes more of your bad cholesterol (LDL) to good cholesterol (HDL), rejuvenates your mind and body. The increased activity helps women to produce more estrogen, which make them feel attractive, beautiful and sexy. Not only sex helps you lose those pounds, it certainly makes you feel happier, rested and contented. And not to forget the bonding and intimacy that develops between partners.
So, what are you waiting for?
“Honey, can you come home?”
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