Mumbai: Sex is a significant exercise for burning calories, a study by researchers from the University of Quebec found, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
According to the report, the study’s author, Julie Frappier, concluded that for both men and women sexual activity was reported to be highly enjoyable and more appreciated than a 30-minute exercise session on a treadmill.
So for those who prefer to stay at home than work out at the gym, sex or ‘sexercise’ is a much more exciting alternative, the study suggests.
Frappier also believes that the study could help health professionals recognise that sexual activity is an important aspect of the overall health and quality of life.
“A workout under the sheets maybe a very good idea – you could even think of it as healthy multitasking. ‘Sexercise’ has many health benefits; it releases feel good hormones and endorphins that lower stress levels, it improves overall mood and it fights off depression. It also improves the immune system and contributes to better health overall,” the report said.