· By EM Nutrición
Having sex, does it burn calories?
Does sex count as exercise? It does if you do it the right way. And personally, we couldn't think of a better way to burn calories than with a vigorous romp between the sheets.
But first, the not-so-good news: Unfortunately, the average sex session doesn't burn as many calories as, say, a good outdoor run or spin class. A study from the University of Montreal found that men typically burn about 100 calories during sex, while women only burn about 69 (men generally weigh more, so they expend more energy).
However, there are ways to turn lovemaking into a better exercise.
Being on top is much more likely to get your heart rate up in the first place, so be sure to switch positions midway through (unless your partner is feeling particularly lazy, in which case burn, baby, burn).
And for obvious reasons, sex while standing up is much more effortful than when you're lying down. Doggy style , on the other hand, is good for strengthening your core and legs.