The Highest-Calorie-Burning Position In The Bedroom Might Surprise You

Having to be quarantined at home can take a toll on your mental health, but also on your body. This is why it’s important to try and maintain a healthy fitness level, which will also have a positive impact on your mind. And what better (and fun) way to do so than by sexercising!

With that in mind, sought to find out the best sex positions if you want to burn the most calories. To find that out, they gave Fitbits to 112 heterosexual couples and told them to put them on while going at it.

The number of calories burned during 30 minutes in each sex position is the average taken for all men and women taking part in the survey. The results revealed that women burn the most calories during The Squat – more exactly, 188 calories.

Women who were immersed in this position and were going it at a faster, more intense pace lost up to 224 calories. We can’t say the same for men, who burn only 50 calories in this position, but gain a lot of fun.

Second on the list for women is a more advanced position – the Butter Churner. If you are brave enough to try it, you can burn approximately 179 in 30 minutes. For men, this position torches even more calories, in fact, a man can burn around 211 calories while churning some butter making it the best sexercise for them.

The Kneeling Wheelbarrow is not only fun, but it also burns loads of calories for both parties. Women can lose approximately 149 calories in this position, while men will burn around 167. Another one that favours the brave is the Standing position. In fact, this is the second most intense position for men, who burn around 198 calories trying to have some fun while not dropping their partner. Women also need to put some effort into not falling, making them burn approximately 145 calories in this position.

While Missionary didn’t make the top 12 positions for women, it comes close in number 13, with ladies losing about 47 calories in this position. We can’t say the same for men, who burn almost triple the number of calories during Missionary (144 calories).

No matter what position you choose, the calories torched are pretty reasonable for a bit of bedroom play!

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