Savouring a cold one after a long day at work has got to be one of the most enjoyable experiences, but careful—beer can be quite calorific. Of course, that doesn't mean you're doomed to come out with a beer belly. There is one thing you can do it to avoid it that doesn't involve passing up the pleasure of sipping on a nice, refreshing pint. Hint: it's one of our favourite sports.
You guessed it: sex.
The magic number
Do you know how many calories you can burn during sex? Or how many minutes it would take to burn a pint of beer's worth of calories?
According to a study conducted by the University of Montreal, men burn an average of about 100 calories during sex, while women burn 69 calories. That's about 4.2 and 3.1 calories per minute respectively. Taking this data into account, we computed how long it would take to burn the 86 calories in a pint of beer. Men would have to have sex for approximately 20 minutes and women would need 28 minutes. Easy, right?
An interesting fact that can be very useful if you're trying to watch your weight. Now, all that's left for you to do is put it into practice! Don't worry if you find yourself reaching for a second or third pint, if you're lucky, you'll be burning off those extra calories that same night!