While relationships are obviously built around more than just the physical, everyone's curious about how much sex couples have. A 2015 study found that couples in happy, satisfied, long-term relationships tend to have sex about once a week. Sure if you add that all up, it may seem like a lot of time spent getting down. But according to a new global survey conducted by Reebok and PR consultant firm Censuswide, people actually spend a lot less time having sex than you might think — we spend .45 percent of our lifetimes having sex.
To put things in perspective, that’s only 117 days out of an average 25,000 days in your entire life.
Reebok and Censuswide conducted a survey of over 9,000 people from nine countries such as the United States, Germany, France, and Mexico, to evaluate how people spend their days. To begin with, they found that the average person has about 25,915 days to spend in a lifetime. If you do the math, that’s about 69 years.
While sex is one of the most basic things that human beings know how to do, surprisingly enough, we spend less than one percent of our lives actually doing it. But if it makes you feel any better, we do spend a lot more time socializing with people we love. In fact, the survey found, people spend about 1,769 days having quality times with loved ones.
The survey was made to support the launch of Reebok’s new campaign, “25,915 Days,” which aims to “inspire people worldwide to honor their days and push themselves to do more with the bodies they’ve been given.”
So, how do people honor the lives they’ve been given? According to the survey, here’s how:
1. Exercising - 180 Days
People spend about 0.69 percent, or 180 days of their lives, exercising. As the study further found, Americans challenged themselves to do something physically tough the most with an average of 9.84 times a month. Americans were also more likely to spend the most on fitness at $16.05 per week. But as far as pushing your limits during a workout goes, Mexicans did that the most at an average of 29.2 percent of the time.
2. Looking At Mobile Devices - 10,625 Days
It’s no secret that people are super attached to their mobile devices. As a 2015 study found, your cell phone use may not only ruin your relationship, but can contribute to depression as well.
According to Reebok, 41 percent of our lives are spend engaging with technology. If you want to put it in days, that’s about 10,625 days out of your 25,915. Yes. Science has found, you spend more time on your phone than you do exercising, socializing with loved ones, and having sex. Now, where’s the fun in that?
3. Sitting Down - 7,709 Days
People spend about 29.75 percent of their lives sitting down. If you want to put it in days, that’s about 7,709 days.
The survey also found that the average human will break a New Year’s resolution just after 2.72 months. Since it's now May, I'm assuming many of us are at the "What New Year's resolution?" stage. But if you really want to make a change, maybe consider how you're spending your 25,000 days.
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