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Lose Weight By Having Sex

Aug 17, 2007
Did the title of this article "Lose weight by having sex" attracted your attention? It is not as if you needed any more motivation to jump into bed with your partner isn't it?

A recent research has shown that by having sex three times a week can burn as many calories as running 30 miles per week. This is indeed good news for people who wants to lose weight easily. However,this can certainly be bad news for people without a sexual partner or someone whose partner who is repulsed by the idea of having sex so often.

Some experts believe that sex in a loving relationship has a healing effect on the body and mind, however promiscuous sex will have an opposite effect probably arising from guilt. That is good news for loyal devoted couples, don't you think so?

Having sex, just like when you are exercising produces endorphins and prostaglandins hormones. These hormones not only provide you with a great workout but also help to reduce pain levels, relieve stress, boost your immunity system and lower bad cholesterol level. Many doctors believe that by having a healthy sex life, you will live longer and slows down the aging process.

Maximize your weight loss, so that you can lose weight faster by working out at the gym and jumping into bed more often with your partner. Engaging in an active lifestyle is one of the biggest boosters for your sexual prowess. The more fit you are, the better and fun your sex life will be because you will be more flexible and do not tire as easily.

A research conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health concluded that men, who exercise vigorously for 20 to 30 minutes a day, were about half as likely to have erectile problems as inactive men. Isn't this another great reason for you to hit the gym more regularly?

Here are some juicy bits for the ladies. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin studied 35 women, ages 18-34. On two separate occasions, the women first watched a short travel film followed by an abbreviated X-rated film while cycling. Researchers calculated their sexual response and discovered that the women's vaginal responses were 169 percent greater after exercising.

Do you know that losing weight, quitting smoking or drinking alcohol will not improve sexual functions the way exercising does? Here are sexual problems caused by a lack of fitness level :-

a) Low sex drive
b)Having difficulty with arousal
c)Unable to have an orgasm
d)Pain when having and after sex

Why do you need to lose weight and exercise regularly for better sex? The reasons are as follows :-

a) For enthusiastic and loving sex, you will need to work on your cardio endurance so that you have the stamina and your sexual activities can last longer. When your sexual activity is prolonged, more calories are being burnt and you will lose weight easier and faster.

b)You may find yourself holding, contorting unusual sexual positions for some time, so exercises for building strength and flexibility can be a plus to more pleasurable sex.

c)Losing weight and muscle conditioning will help you to avoid cramps when you are in something as pleasurable as having sex.

d)Weight loss and flexibility will make it a lot more easier to get into your favorite position with a minimum fuss. With increased flexibility weight loss, you can easily explore new positions that seemed impossible before when you were overweight.

I have always advocated that to lose weight healthily, we have to combine weight resistant exercises with cardio exercises and have a healthy weight loss diet plan. Now it seems that I have to throw in an active sex life into this equation for a healthy weight loss program.

Now, will somebody please switch off the light, I am starting my easy weight loss program right now.
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Chris Chew is a fitness personal trainer and author of "Burn Fat Build Muscles Fast". Become a personal trainer and
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