Recently, Kim Kardashian’s doctor recommended her to keep it down, after he learned that  her and Kanye have sex around 15 times a day. When trying to get pregnant, a lot of sex might not be the best strategy.

He said one time is more powerful,” Kardashian said.

However, for those of you NOT trying to conceive, sex might be considered an exercise.

118482720So, how much sex is considered an exercise?

Rumor has it that sex activity burns over 100 calories.

Sorry kids. You might not be getting the workout you think you are between the sheets. You need to get a little more creative.

CNN reports on six ways “we can optimize our sexercise.”

“Sex before breakfast. Having sex in the morning is a great idea for several reasons. A man’s testosterone levels are the highest between 7 and 8 a.m., for one. Also, if you make time for a half-hour morning session, you can roll out of bed and right into your morning workout and you’re already warmed up! Now that’s something worth setting your alarm for.

Flexi-sex. In the average yoga class, you can burn anywhere between 100 and 300 calories per half hour. Incorporating some of your favorite yoga poses into your sex life can definitely up the caloric ante and stretch your hip flexors at the same time. (I’ll let you take creative liberty with this one.)

Eating for endurance. Incorporating some endurance-boosting foods can also help when trying to kick it up a notch in the sex department. Foods such as figs, oysters, celery, blueberries, peanuts, bananas, garlic and even chocolate have the potential to boost a man’s sexual stamina.

Switch it up.  It’s important to try new and different things all the time. Try using different muscles for stabilization and surprise your body (and maybe your partner), which will create a better workout.

Core-gasm. Engage your core at all times while having sex. Isolating the muscles around your pelvic floor will not only strengthen your six-pack, it’ll make your tummy look flatter in the moment.

Cross-train. We’ve already established that sex doesn’t really count as your primary form of exercise, so why not exercise for better sex?

Research shows that women who regularly exercise have more active sex lives, reach orgasm more quickly and are more easily aroused than sedentary women.”

Sex is good for you,  but it isn’t always  equivalent to a gym session. Sex isn’t always hot and hardcore. Sex doesn’t always last long. A quickie doesn’t count as a mile run.  Sex is fun, but it shouldn’t replace your trip to the gym. Sex and exercise should both be included in your daily routine. “Studies show that each improves health, so the combination of the two leads to a greater quality of life.” –Men’s Journal

Have a great spring break my friends. Hope you get a sexercise in!


One thought on “Sexercise

  1. aaaaaargh says:

    Definitely a lively topic, and one suited to your blog. The headline is doing you no favors – it’s just a label instead of an active, descriptive hed (yes, even when the subject is “sexercise”). I’m also concerned with the lengthy passage from CNN and how much of your post it constitutes. You DO incorporate a good variety beyond this, but it’s still a lot – reading others’ writing doesn’t show me yours.


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