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Sex and Weight Loss

Sex and Weight Loss

If you are looking for a way to lose weight you may surprised to learn that sex may just be what you are looking for.

We all know that any form of movement done regularly can help to significantly reduce your weight. Sex can involve plenty of movement and will burn calories if done correctly.

As with other forms of exercise, sex will help to release endorphins, which are hormones that offer numerous benefits including pain relief, stress relief and an ability to boost your immune system.

Here are some other ways that sex can be a great tool to help shed those unwanted pounds:

Will help to burn calories

If performed vigorously for 30 minutes you can burn as much as 350 calories. This is the same amount as a brisk walk, weight lifting or even jogging for the same amount of time.

Sex will increase your heart rate and metabolism resulting in calories and stored fat being burnt.

Boost your self confidence

By increasing your self confidence your body will increase the amount of serotonin produced. Serotonin is a hormone that will help to prevent food cravings so ultimately will reduce the amount of calories you consume.

Reduce stress levels and improve sleep patterns

If you want to be successful at your diet then getting your stress under control is vital. Stress will reduce the production of serotonin and cause cravings to occur.

When you orgasm a chemical called oxytocin is released, which can help to aid relaxation and ease pain.

Sex will improve your sleep patterns, which in turn will reduce your stress levels.

Improved fitness levels

If you have sex on a regular basis your cardiovascular and mental strength will be improved.

Your posture and balance will also see an improvement due to your strengthened abdominal muscles.

Better breathing

To help your body function more efficiently it needs an increase in its oxygen supplies. Regular sex will improve your deep breathing and ensure your oxygen levels are increased within your body.

Better blood circulation

We all know how obesity is linked to heart disease, due to clogged arteries. Well, any form of exercise, including sex can help to improve blood circulation, keeping those arteries clear.

There are many benefits to regular sex, perhaps you and your partner can lose a little weight together?

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