What makes us happy varies from person to person, but there are a few things that have been clinically proven when it comes to happiness. The human brain functions based on a series of chemical reactions and it’s these reactions and brain chemicals that regulate everything from mood, to appetite. Some people suffer from loss of libido due to a variety of physical and/or mental issues, so we’re here to remind you of the many benefits to be gained from regular sexual activity. Read on to find out more about the fitness, weight and sex connection.
Burn More Calories
Did you know that sexual activity can help you lose weight, and get into better shape? Any form of exercise that increases your heart rate will burn calories. Undressing can burn up to 10 calories, kissing about 70 per hour, and a sensual massage can burn about 100 calories in an hour. If you’re looking for a great way to increase the production of mood-boosting brain chemicals like serotonin, and dopamine hop in the sack with someone you love. The dirty deed itself can ignite more than just your passion, try about 150 calories per half hour. Switch positions to burn an extra 20-30 calories for around 200 calories burned.
If you don’t have that special someone in your life it’s ok. You can still get in on the action with some dance lessons, or a night out at a dance club. Dirty dancing can burn over 100 calories, and it’s a great way to improve your mood for some feel-good brain chemicals. Scientific studies have shown that after aerobic exercise women have an easier time becoming aroused. You might find that simply by doing a little romantic dancing that your sexlife, and calorie burn can improve. (1)
Watch this short video for more information on how your brain works during sex:
Kill Two Birds With One Stone
Combining exercise and sex is a great way to skip a workout, and a wonderful way to become comfortable with your body. Not only that, but a little love goes a long way. Loving yourself and allowing someone else to love you in your birthday suit shows that you have confidence that comes from a real place, not somewhere like the pages of Glamor magazine where women don’t have curves and there’s only one idea of sexy. A simple make out session can burn over 200 calories in a half an hour. There’s a great reason to stop negative self-talk and grab a partner on the dance floor so you can really get your heart rate going. Sex and other sexual activities help you get fit, and can make you slimmer. Now that’s a fun workout!
A good exercise routine, that includes regular sex means you’ll enjoy, improved blood flow, better sleep, more energy, better muscle tone, less body fat, lower stress and longevity. The benefits aren’t limited to your weight either, you may notice mental and emotional benefits as well. Read more about Sexy Fitness here.
References: Woman’s Day