If you are too busy to go to the gym frequently and too unmotivated to exercise, good news! Sexercise is an exciting alternative to the gym that could make you lose weight and keep it. Research conducted by lead author Julie Frappier from the University of Quebec in Canada found sexual activity can be effective way of burning calories compared with moderate intensity exercises.
The study found out that men expend 120 calories and women up to 90 calories during half an hour of sex, both men and women reported that sexual activity was highly enjoyable and more appreciated than 30-minute exercise session on the treadmill. Scientist believes this study could help health professionals recognize sex as an important aspect of overall health and quality of life of an individual.
Knowing what part of your body you need to target your efforts is the first thing to making sex-driven weight loss plan work for you. Certain sex positions do work your muscle groups. If you happen to have flabby arms, then try a position that has you supporting yourself in that way you put strain in your arm and tone your biceps. If your butt is your problem area, try a more adventurous standing position. Even missionary position can give you a good glute workout by squeezing. Be creative, the idea here is to make you burn calories and feel pleasure at the same time.
Sexercise is a great workout; it gets your heart rate up even if you’re not having extremely acrobatic sex. It uses most of the muscle groups to help you lose weight. Muscular contractions during sex work the pelvis, thighs, buttocks, arms, neck and abs. By alternating sex positions each partner gets an even workout.
Sexercise is also a terrific app on the web to help you lose weight by having sex. This app is available for iOS users. This app is an illustrated version of more than 70 sex positions that can help you lose weight. Each sex position is meant to target a specific part of your body, you can probably design a fitness regime based on these positions. Some of the positions are designed to help the male lose weight and some are aimed at weight-loss for the female. Some positions are so intense and extreme, that a 30 minute session could help burn 300 calories!
Regular sex has many health benefits; it boosts your immunity by releasing a higher level of the antigen immunoglobin that defends your body against colds and flu. It also releases feel good hormones and endorphins that lower stress levels, improves overall mood and fights off depression.
Too much cortisol boosts appetite for high carbohydrate and high fat foods. These extra calories are stored around your midsection. Sex helps control cortisol level and calms your blood pressure. Sex releases the hormone oxytocin that helps regulate sleep. Getting enough sleep help you lose more fats while dieting. For women losing excess weight can enhance arousal, orgasms and overall sexual satisfaction. Even modest weight loss can boost a man’s testosterone levels and reverse some erectile dysfunction.
According to the researchers sexual activity may potentially be considered a significant exercise. This study could also have implications for the planning of intervention programs as part of a healthy lifestyle by health care professionals. So if you want to lose weight the most enjoyable way, you may be better off heading for the bedroom rather than the gym.