Sunday, May 17, 2009

Calorie burning conflicting answers...

A certain friend who shall remain nameless and I were joking around about how sex was a great way to burn calories. Ever the curious sort, I sought out information as to exactly how many were burned to determine if it was true that the best fat burner could actually be sex...

A problem then happened, it appears it's not agreed upon how many calories having sex burns. There are sites that state 34 calories per hour which seriously doesn't seem right though their site done in humor was entertaining. Then there are sites that claim you burn 150 calories per half an hour.

According to MSNBC using their handy dandy calorie burning calculator that's online you burn more calories cleaning house 105 than having sex, 35 per half an hour. Now that was a bummer. So, I'm going for this calculator because it says for my weight? It's 153 calories per half an hour, which is more than housework which is 105 per half an hour...

:-)

24 comments:

Barga said...

side note, foreplay is more caloric burning
though, you are old, why are you talking about sex...

Lisa Renee said...

lmao - Old people still have sex, even people much older than me.

Barga said...

no, no you don't
when i turn old (defined by myself when i reach the right age (i.e. when i can't without a heart attack)) i will stop having sex

Lisa Renee said...

I'm sorry Barga but people my age still enjoy sex.

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Barga said...

grumbles
do your kids read this blog?

anyways, you burn about 75 calories per half hour for sex (at my weight, probably less for you) and about 105 for foreplay
now, rough sex depends on what you are doing

Lisa Renee said...

That's a different number than what either one of the others cited - lol and my older kids read this blog and they know their mom still enjoys sex.

:-)

Lisa Renee said...

And...if you really wanna be shocked I'm married to a man who's 14 years younger than me.

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Barga said...

that is for my weight
assuming you are average, you are about 50-60
for foreplay about 80-90

Barga said...

well, no wonder, he must still be vigorous

Lisa Renee said...

Well, that's better than 35 but that would again mean housework burned more calories than sex. Which I have a mental block on accepting.

:-)

Lisa Renee said...

lmao at 35 he's not ready to be considered old yet.

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Barga said...

um, might be a long one, but sex while doing dishes burns more

Lisa Renee said...

I'll have to try that one.

:-)

Barga said...

this is getting too weird
tata for now

Lisa Renee said...

See what happens when you say someone's too old for sex?

Night Barga

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Cyberseaer said...

Barga,

I plan on having sex when I'm 95 and beyond. And I'll do it with 25 year old women. Hahahahhahahahaha.

Lisa,

Only you would take a conversation and turn it into a blog project. :) Good info, but if I have a choice of cleaning out the closet or having sex for a good 45 minute workout, the closet will be messy for one day more.

Barga said...

you know, i might be sexist, but i am fine with a guy doing that
provided it is a hot chick

Lisa Renee said...

C, you've known me long enough to know the twists and turns of my curiosity (lol).

Barga, yeah that would be a bit sexist for you to think it's okay for a 95 year old guy as long as it's a hot chick.

Barga said...

don't blame me, blame evolution

Lisa Renee said...

Or blame pharmaceuticals.

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Lawrence Moore said...

Barga, she's a mother of 5... get a clue. ;)

Lisa, thanks for revealing the secret of getting 20+ comments on a blog post. I think my "personal best" so far has been 3. LOL! Okay, so I guess my destiny is clear... I gotta do a blog post about "elderly" disabled people having and enjoying sex -- um, purely for the calorie burn of course. ::snicker::

BTW, you go, girl! What the world needs more of is people like us... old and into research. ;)

Lisa Renee said...

lmao Lawrence, over on Glass City comment threads over 100 happen but typically if it's related to bashing someone or an idea.

Every now and then you have to have fun, which is what this one was for me.

:-)

kateb said...

from the post "A problem then happened, it appears it's not agreed upon how many calories having sex burns. There are sites that state 34 calories per hour which seriously doesn't seem right though their site done in humor was entertaining. Then there are sites that claim you burn 150 calories per half an hour."

I know what the difference is....aptitude :-) Some got it and some don't.

For the record I'm 46. Expertise wins out over vigor every time.

Ha

Barga said...

bullshit, we all know taht the harder and faster you go the better