That’s supposed to mean that if you hate your workout routine, you won’t stick to it.
At which point, you get no health benefits from it.
And maybe you’ve heard that the best form of exercise is one that works several different systems at once.
So you are working your heart and your muscles. Or your strength and your flexibility.
So that you get more bang for your buck when it comes to your workouts. Once you look at those requirements, it becomes clear – sex really is one of the best forms of exercise.
But how exactly does sex help as an exercise? Let’s look closer…
Exercise should help burn calories, right? Well, sex burns about five calories a minute. While that doesn’t sound like much at first, if you do the math, it’s about 150 calories in thirty minutes.
And that’s just intercourse. Add foreplay to the mix and you’ve got even more calories burned.
Giving a sensual massage can burn up to another 80 calories or more in an hour. And dancing in the living room before you head to the bedroom can burn about 100 calories in 30 minutes.
Suddenly, a romantic hour or so is burning nearly 300 calories! It may not compete with a thirty minute run on the treadmill in terms of total calories burned, but it’s a lot more fun.
There are so many factors at play when it comes to maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system. Now you can count sex as your favorite of them all!
The way you lose those 150 calories in thirty minutes is because your heart rate goes up. And like with any other muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it gets.
But it’s not just about the heart muscle alone. It’s your entire cardiovascular system.
Several studies have linked sex – intercourse, specifically – to healthier blood pressure numbers. At least one other study found that men who had sex at least twice a week were more less likely to have heart-related health issues than men who had sex less often.
Don’t Discount Hormones
You know that energized, alive feeling after a really great workout? It’s sometimes called “runner’s high” but you can get it in the bedroom, as well.
People tend to forget this one, important thing when it comes to sex: the more you have it, the more you want it. Rather than “runner’s high” you get a libido boost.
But hormones are only about sex. When hormone levels get out of balance, you can face a range of health problems, not necessarily related to your sex life.
However, your sex life can help prevent them! Regular sex helps keep your estrogen and testosterone levels balanced, so you have less risk of those associated problems.
The Foundation of Every Workout Routine
Burning calories, protecting your heart, building your energy, maintaining healthy hormone levels – and we’re still not done.
Think about exercise routines for a moment. A well-rounded one includes cardio, strength building, flexibility, and balance. Now, think about sex.
We’ve already established sex gets your heart rate up and burns calories, so that takes care of the cardio aspect of a workout. Plus, it’s low-impact, so you aren’t jarring your joints!
Which takes us to strength building. No matter who’s on top, there’s some upper body strength building going on there. Think back to the back to the last time you did a push-up. Or a plank. Or a chest press.
Now think back to the last time you made love. Any of those motions seem similar? Told you that your upper body strength was getting a workout in bed!
As for flexibility and balance, without getting too graphic here, sex doesn’t happen if no one moves. There’s bending and adjusting and fitting and lifting and twisting…
And even if you aren’t doing handstands and backbends, all that movement is contributing to better flexibility and balance. Arching your back is good for you if it happens in the gym or the bedroom.
Age is a Number, Not a Problem
Finally, exercise keeps you feeling young, vibrant, and alive – just like sex. Proving sex really is the best form of exercise!
If you’re at all concerned about being healthy enough for sex, talk to your doctor. Otherwise, enjoy yourself! Age doesn’t have to slow you down, especially not with Prime Power, to give you a natural boost.
You’re never too old, too out of shape, or too out of touch to continue to enjoy a fulfilling sex life. In fact, since sex is the best form of exercise, it can be what helps keep you looking and feeling younger!