Is Sex a Good Replacement for Exercise?

This does not mean those little romantic red and pink Valentine’s Day, I am talking about your heart, which is the most important body muscle. According to the findings made by the American Journal of cardiology, reported the correlation between cardiovascular health and sex. They said they discovered that men whom have sex constantly,  about 3-4 times a week were significantly less prone to develop than men that don’t really have sex about 1-2 times a month. Since it is now known that the health status of your health plays an important role in how we’re able to have sex. This makes it obvious that having sex constantly makes your heart healthy enough to continue having sex.

Researchers also said the same thing, after observations made from the cause of their study. One of the research stated that: “men who are sexually active likely have libido and the capacity for physical activity. So the ability to have sex might be a marker for overall health.” The research went further and also stated that: “men who are having regular [sexual] activity might be more likely to be in a supportive intimate relationship with a regular partner; this might improve health through stress reduction and social support.”

Apart from the popular reasons for having sex, which includes: reducing blood pressure, help reduce weight. Sexual activity also helps you sleep sounder. Oxytocin which is the hormone released during orgasm, helps you to fall asleep faster,  and also stay asleep for longer periods. All of this make a positive impact on your heart health and since sex is something we love doing anyways, then there is no problem. So whenever you are thinking about your overall health or fitness, never forget sex as a crucial part of your overall maintenance program. It just could work the magic of preventing you from skipping a beat.

For one reason, sex doesn’t typically last as long as it takes you to walk 10,000 steps, take a spin class, or even run a mile. One study pegged the average sex act at about six minutes. For another reason, fewer than half of married people in their 30s, 40s, and 50s report having sex more than two or three times a week. Yet the CDC recommends adults get two hours and 30 minutes a week of moderate intensity exercise—the level of brisk walking—along with muscle strengthening activity.

Though sex does not burn much energy. Statistics show that  sex burns about 100 to 200 calories per session”. Another study discovered that most men burn about four calories per minute of having sex, compared to more than twice that while jogging. Sex most times would reach the level of exertion, which can be compared to playing double tennis or walking uphill, whether sex counts as an exercise depends on how long you maintain the place. This same study compared people’s hearts on a treadmill and while having sex. The treadmill won.