jueves, 25 de julio de 2013

Sexercise: How to lose weight in the most enjoyable way

We have good news! having regular sex can ward off several illnesses apart from energise and help you burn up to 200 calories per hour (if you are lucky to last that long ;) ).

When you are having sex your pulse rate increases from an average of 70 to 150 beats a minute. Just one love-in burns off the same number of calories as running for almost 15 minutes, and it's much more fun, isn't it?

100 calories in half an hour may not sound like much, but it adds up. So if you have 35 romps, you will lose 500g (more than 1lb), without even modify your diet. And if you want to lose even more weight, you can make love standing up to burn up to 600 calories per session.

But the benefits of sex go beyond of the fitness effect. Prior to an orgasm, the brain emits a dose of the oxytocin which results in the production of sedative endorphins (natural derivatives of morphine). This explain why after this exercise all the pains go away. Many people with joint problems such as arthritis find that they feel better one hour after intercourse because of the anti-inflammatory effect. So women can't use the "migraine excuse" to avoid having sex anymore, as orgasms can ease migraines faster than any medicine.

Making love lowers your blood pressure for up to a week, so you can lower the risk of heart attacks having sex regularly and moreover it will help you to live longer and improve your quality of life.

Here you have some easy ways to burn even more calories when having sex:
  • Make your partner sweat: Put some oomph into your love-making. Take the lead so you do the most work. 
  • Tone your butt and legs. Your bottom muscle perform a major function during the thrusting phase of sex. It has the same effect as squatting at the gym!
  • Go for the missionary position if you want to fatten your stomach (you have to be on top, of course). Hold tight your abdominal muscles as you move up and down.
  • Use your imagination to improve your flexibility. Try as many different positions in as many different places as possible.
  • The key to burn extra calories is to make it hot and make it last.
Although it's true sex is a great exercise, we can't considerate it as a true cardio workout because despite it increases your heart rate for an extended period of time and make you sweat (it has more to do with hormones and what's going on with your nervous system), sex doesn't normally use major muscle groups. So you shouldn't rely on sex as your only form or exercise. 

And remember your bottom is not there just to appeal to your partner, make it work hard! ;D