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Sex Counts As 'moderate Exercise'

Print 1956 (AP) I'm against quantifying anything unless it's somehow necessary, including things like running and friends and "time." The Fitbit and everything else that's popular right now are against me. In the most recent New York Times Magazine , Gretchen Reynolds recapped an interesting study germane to these tendencies, in which Dr. Antony D. Karelis, a professor of exercise science at the University of Quebec at Montreal, quantified the caloric benefits of sex and qualified them blog as "moderate exercise." Karelis had research subjects wear heart monitors during sex, and also during various types of exercise. He found that average sex was the metabolic equivalent of "playing doubles tennis or walking uphill" but slightly less than jogging"though some men, according to their activity monitors, used more energy for internet brief periods during sex than they did jogging." More numbers of note: "The sex also 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."The average number of calories burned was 85. "Ninety-eight percent of Kareliss volunteers reported that sex felt more fun than jogging." This study is full of interesting data for conversation and self-reflection, though it's worth also noting, which the magazine did not, that the average participant in the study was 22 years old.
Full story: http://www.global-citizen-initiative.com/this-training-program-is-actually-will-make-a-number-of-a-person/ http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/12/sex-counts-as-moderate-exercise/282206/

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