Health Talk with @DAlawode: SEXERCISE?
Yes, I did not make it up. It’s been around for a while now, years in fact. It is defined as the performance of sexual activity as a means of promoting health and fitness. Wow! It fits brilliantly into the aim of this blog. Let’s go further.
Sexual exercises are done:
When preparing for sexual activity; it is designed to tone, build and strengthen muscles
During sexual foreplay
During the sexual act
Health benefits of sexercising include physical fitness, promoting weight loss and promoting cardiac health etc. These claims are endorsed by the National Health Service (NHS) of the United Kingdom. Here is what the NHS Direct website said in 2006 “ a workout between the sheets is advised for those struggling to schedule a fitness routine into their daily lives. Sexercise can lower the risk of heart attacks and helps people live longer”.
The President of the American Academy of Clinical Sexologist in 2004 also advocated for its use. People, both formal and informal studies have shown that intimacy is a factor in prolonging lifespan and frequent sex no doubt improves intimate relationships……. Catch my drift? The ball is in your court folks.
Almost all muscles in the body are worked upon during a sexual interaction, therefore to derive the health benefits from sexual positions you need to prolong sexual activity right from foreplay to the climax state (maybe 15 minutes for a good session). Sex helps in burning a lot of calories, some say between 200-300 calories per a good session.
Different sexual positions in which partners participate as per their comfort level leads to a fit body. A few complex positions that require more of physical strength and involve more work lead to weight-loss and exercising of muscles. Kindly note that intensity of movements and duration of the sex are extremely important in achieving these physical health benefits!
Below are 2 lovemaking positions that are also great workout routines! (Culled from the Times of India) :
Missionary position: The act involves weight balancing hence it has a number of physical benefits. This position is all about stretching, arching the back and tightening. While the male is on top, the female laying on her back can also stretch her back, arch and tighten her abs. The partner on top gets more involved in the physical activity, a lot of pressure is borne by his arms and shoulders. Besides, elbows and knees are used to the maximum while balancing in this position; hence it stretches the muscles in these body parts. In addition the thigh muscles are also worked upon as the male partner is almost on his knees during the act.
Woman on top: Having a female partner taking the lead is a very good exercise. It allows both partners to enjoy an equal participation, where the woman uses her hands and arms to prop up and down, while the male is holding the woman thus balancing her body weight and at the same time her weight is also borne by the male. This is more of an exercise for the men, where they use their biceps muscles to hold the female. For the female too, just to maintain the position for a longer duration, she is stretching her biceps, triceps, forearms and chest muscles to the fullest.
Don’t get it twisted, I am not promoting sexual promiscuity in this write up, but fitness and health as well as giving my 2 kobo helping married folks and dedicated couples to be fit physically. Does it seem similar to Dame_Valuta’s and Gbemisoke’s writings and tweets? Nah! No way near those good tweeps on twitter who promote good and quality sex lives between married and dedicated couples. I just love fun and practical activities.
Get physically fit guys, the journey starts with a single step. Take it today!
I am @DAlawode
NB: WORD OF CAUTION PEOPLE, SEE YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY ACTIVITY THAT APPEARS EXHAUSTING FOR YOU!