The New York Times reports that having sex amounts to “significant exercise.” Among the gems from this article:
Energy-wise, sex is roughly equivalent to shoveling snow for men. The moral? If you gotta risk a heart attack one way or the other, stay in bed.
“Some men, according to their activity monitors, used more energy for brief periods than they did jogging.” Heavens. I hope they were using good form!
“The sex burned four calories per minute for men and three per minute for women, during sessions that ranged from 10 to 57 minutes, including foreplay. (The average was 25 minutes.)” 57-Minute Man is my new hero.
The author of the study said that sex is “worth encouraging in people who otherwise balk at working out.” My New Year’s resolution!