December 7, 2013

Beats Jogging, for Most

1 Canadian Study: Sex Qualifies As Exercise

The latest study of energy burned during sex, conducted by the University of Quebec, found that on average, intercourse consumes roughly as many calories as playing doubles tennis or walking uphill, but only about three-fourths as much as jogging. Based on 21 young heterosexual committed couples and using the METs physical activity scale, on which sitting motionless has a value of 1, sex produced a value of 6 for men and 5.6 for women, compared to values of 8.5 and 8.4 respectively for a half hour of treadmill jogging. By another measure, the men burned 4 calories per minute and the women 3 per minute while having sex, compared to 9 and 7 while jogging. Asked which of the two activities was more fun, 98 percent chose sex. The other two percent must go through a lot of running shoes.

More at Well.blogs.nytimes.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Tags: Sex As Exercise, Sexercise, METs Scale and Sex, Calories Consumed by Intercourse, Energy Consumed by Having Sex

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