is Good for Your Health
with someone you love is the best prescription for good health. It keeps you
young, keeps your sexual organs in good working order, and it boosts your
self-confidence. Nothing else stimulates all the senses quite like sex. It just
puts a glow on you that no other activity does.” - Dr. Ava Cadell.
believe that regularly occurring and frequent sex will produce certain emotional
and physical health benefits. It’s long been established that there are myriad
of health benefits related to sexual activity. This awareness has been recorded
in our culture for centuries in the form of old wives tales such as “Use it, or
lose it.” Just as if you don’t use your common household appliances regularly,
they’ll also become rusty and break down.
consistently active sex life can be directly beneficial for the cardiovascular
system, particularly for men. The increase in heart rate is directly beneficial
to the circulation, and can reduce the likelihood of a heart attack. The British
Medical Journal published an article in 1997 that reported that men who had the
highest number of orgasms had a better quality of life and lived the longest.
Sexual activity can also regulate and exercise the respiratory organs. In short,
that heavy breathing with someone you love is healthy. Sex benefits neck and
back muscles which increases blood flow to the brain and can alleviate certain
types of headache…so, the next time your partner says, “I’ve got a headache, ”
you can say, “Good, let’s make love and get rid of it.”
In the post-coital phase of sex, the relaxation of muscles can even alleviate
insomnia. The release of tension can lead to a deeper, quicker sleep. Believe it
or not, sex can work as a laxative, toning and controlling the lower abdominal
Sex as pain medication may sound farfetched, but consider this: Just before the
point of no return, high levels of oxytocin flood the body and release
endorphins that relieve pain. Sexual activity can also help to relieve menstrual
cramps by providing a natural decongestion.
No more flu or pesky colds is a good reason to have sex at least once or twice a
week. That’s what research showed at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. They
discovered that people who had regular sex had 30% higher levels of
immunoglobulin A, an antibody which boosts the immune system.
If you think you’re overweight, there’s no better way to lose it than with
increased sexual activity. It not only burns calories, but can also help turn
fat into muscle more quickly than any other forms of exercise. Sex will burn a
significant amount of calories but over eating will still cause weight gain. The
most concise research shows that the act of sexual intercourse burns of about
200 calories, which is equal to running on a treadmill for half an hour.
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About the Author:
Suzanne Macguire is an expert writer with keen interest in human psychology,
love, and relationship. Her recent articles cover a lot of information on
tantra ways of life.
Licensed Psychologist Ph.D. Candidate
(Health and Geriatric Psychologist)
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