How Many Calories Do You Burn Having Sex?

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Next time you’re debating between the stairs and elevator, inform your decision with this: Walking up four flights of stairs will burn a whole seven calories. Worth it?

Next time you’re debating between the stairs and elevator, inform your decision with this: Walking up four flights of stairs will burn a whole seven calories. Worth it?

Armed with a Nikefuel, Gizmodo decided to find out how many calories you can burn by doing everyday activities, from brushing your teeth (17) to having sex (179). Turns out, a night out drinking can be good exercise (463-1129). The unscientific findings, below, include Nikefuel, the fitness gadget’s measurement unit (an average day of physical activity totals about 2,000 Nikefuel).

 

 

Brushing Your Teeth:: 17 Calories, 47 Nikefuel Eating Pizza: 8 Calories, 23 Nikefuel Washing Dishes: 30 Calories, 86 Nikefuel Sending a Text: 0 Calories, 1 Nikefuel Shaking My Arm Up and Down for 30 Seconds: 9 calories, 26 Nikefuel Smoking a Cigarette: 8 Calories, 21 Nikefuel* Walking Up 4 Flights of Stairs: 7 calories, 19 Nikefuel Taking a Shower: 60 Calories, 169 Nikefuel Using the Restroom (#1): 2 Calories, 6 Nikefuel Using the Restroom (#2): 10 Calories, 31 Nikefuel Sleeping: 25 Calories, 79 Nikefuel Masturbating: 82 Calories, 231 Nikefuel Having Sex: 179 Calories, 514 Nikefuel A Night Out Drinking: 463 Calories, 1303 Nikefuel A Night Out I Don’t Remember: 1129 Calories, 3320 Nikefuel Being Hungover: 102 Calories, 292 Nikefuel

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