Sex! Such a great thing right? (Well duh!) We all know it feels good, can make us snap out of a bad mood and can make us sleep much better, but recent studies show just how good it really is for you!
Studies now show that more “good” comes from sex than you may have ever realized! Ever notice how after sex you feel so much better? That’s because studies have proven that sex relieves stress and lowers blood pressure. Sex is also good for combating the common cold. That’s because frequent sex boosts immunity by increasing levels of immunoglobulin A or IgA. For those of you wanting to lose some weight, well, increase the “lovey dovey” time! Experts agree that sex is a great exercise and studies have show that 30 minutes of sex can burn about 85 calories! Do the math and you’ll see just how much calories you can burn!…and if you are like most people, you’d probably rather spend time burning calories in the bedroom rather that on some treadmill at the gym!
Now, one of the more important benefits of sex I thought was the effect it has on the cardiovascular system. In a study that was published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, researchers found men having sex 2 or more times per week reduced their chances of a fatal heart attack by half. That’s right!…by half! That is definitely worth noting! Sex also increases levels of oxytocin which improves intimacy and causes levels of endorphins to rise, thus reducing pain and giving a person a natural high. Studies have also shown that men who had frequent sex in their earlier years had lower chances of developing prostate cancer. Frequent sex was defined as 2 to 3 times a week. Lastly, sex strengthens the pelvic floor. This comes in handy later on in life! By having a strong pelvic floor, a person lowers their chances of having incontinence.
So, even if you are sick of your partner! Don’t get sick of the sex! Because a healthy sex life equals a healthy life!