The ‘process’ of making love is a type of a physical activity. While you are in this process or activity, the physiological changes in your body are similar to those when you do workouts.
That is why you burn off calories during the intercourse.These are the figures about calories burnt: Having sex three times a week for 15 minutes will make you burn 7.500 calories in a year-the equivalent of jogging 75 miles!
These are 15 reasons to have sex today!
Do you find deep breathing exercises failing in your stress reduction? If so, try to substitute them with sex. Did you know that when you have sex your body produces dopamine, a substance that fights stress hormones, endorphins, also called ‘happiness hormones’ and oxytocin, a ‘sex-drive hormone’ secreted by the pituitary gland?
Stressed life deteriorates your physical and mental health. Instead of thinking of many prescribed drugs to uplift you, you may engage yourself in having a better sexual life with your present partner. Sex simply slashes the stress effects!
2. Lower blood pressure
Exchanging sexual intimacy with your beloved regulates your blood pressure too. More precisely, sex reduces the diastolic blood pressure, which is the bottom number in the monitor of your blood pressure apparatus.
There is a Scottish study which found that sexually active men and women coped well with stress and had lower blood pressure compared with those who abstained. Researchers at Brigham Young University in the US also found a link between frequent intercourse and lower blood pressure.
3. You get your immune system boosted
Immunoglobulin A,or IgA, an antigen that fights the flu increases when the frequency of sexual activity increases. Try to fight the sniffles and snivels with a good foreplay and even a better sexual act. A study found that people who have sex more often than once a week have 30% higher levels of the antibody IgA than those who do not.
4. Healthier heart
If you want your heart to have normal heart beat that will keep strokes and heart attacks at bay, you just have to enjoy your sexual play. The Scientists with New England Research Institute were interested in the effect of sex on the heart.
They reached a conclusion that sexually active men are 45 % less likely to experience cardiovascular diseases. But the study failed to establish the effect of sex on a woman’s heart. I guess it takes more than sex to keep a woman’s heart healthy!
5. You get pain relief
Do you suffer from severe migraines or arthritis?An arthritis specialist from Philadelphia, named George E.Erlich, examined arthritis and sex in his study. Based on his patients’ testimonials, he is specific that sexually active patients experienced less pain.
Muscle seizures during sex can improve circulation throughout the body and beat out the aches. Yet, people in their discreet years must be pretty careful about this. Severe back pain or fits of chronic conditions could mean you have had it enough.
The pleasure is the measure!
6. Both males and females boost their fertility
There is no better way of boosting fertility than sex. You may be on hormonal therapy, but the intercourse has proven the best therapy. Yes, the good old-fashioned way of conception cannot be easily replaced!
7. Females get regular periods
Apparently, sex improves a woman’s menstrual cycle. It’s no wonder since sex regulates hormones, which, in turn, regulate the menstrual bleeding. As mentioned above, sex can eliminate stress, which is one of the main reasons why women miss their periods. In close connection to the previous argument is this one too: The more regular your periods are the more likely your conceiving chances are. So, having sex with a faithful partner seems like a better option than other conceiving methods!
8. Stronger pelvic muscles
Every activity involves certain group of muscles in order to be completed. As for the sexual activity, it mostly involves the pelvic floor muscles.And so, an active sexual intercourse can help you strengthen pelvic muscles. A range of other muscles are also involved in this activity such as quads, your core, and the upper back.
You also maintain a strong bladder because these muscles stem the flow of urine, reducing leakage and incontinence.Pregnancy and the menopause weaken these muscles significantly, but the stronger they are the lower your risk of developing stress incontinence and prolapse is.
9. You banish depression
Serotonin is the body’s key antidepressant chemical. It’s one of the major reasons people smile and feel happy and relaxed after sex. Sexually active women in long-term relationships are also less likely to feel depressed than women who don’t do sex, according to a searing study (of nearly 300 women) done by the psychologist Gordon Gallup in the American Archives of Sexual Behavior.Another study carried out in Australia found people who reached the climax at least three times a week had a 50% lower chance of dying for any medical reason than those who only climaxed once a month.
10. You get to sleep better
Sex can help you beat your insomnia. Spend your nights in voluptuous tossing and turning under your bed sheets, instead of counting sheep!Both men and women release this feel-good hormone just before orgasm, and as it sweeps your body, it brings relaxation and sleepiness. Sleepless nights certainly do not make you look younger.But good sex does!
11. You geta younger look
Making love three times a week can even take 10 years off your looks, claims a Scottish researcher.David Weeks, a clinical neuropsychologist at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, whose study on the effects of sex on aging appears in his book, advises his readership to have sex if they want their youth back.
12. Healthier semen
Various studies have also found that the more often you make love the greater volume of semen you have. It sounds like music, doesn’t it? If you’re trying to have a baby, keep sperm fresh and in top-notch shape by having sex at least twice a week, and not only around the time of the woman’s ovulation.
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Semen health was found to be the best when last sex occurred less than two days before the sperm was tested and was greatly declined after 10 days of abstinence. Regular sex ensures better quality of semen because it replaces old sperm from the testicles. If there is a natural build of sperms, it can lead to DNA damage.
13. You get great form of exercise
Heavy breathing advances the amount of oxygen in your cells, and the testosterone produced during sex keeps your bones and muscles strong. So, sex does count as a good exercise. Sex uses about 5 calories per minute, 4 more calories than watching TV.
It bumps up your heart rate and uses various muscles. Like with the treadmill, consistency helps maximize the benefits, an expert says.
14. You get an excellent protection from cancer
Sexually active males lessen their chances of prostate cancer because most of the fluid men ejaculate is secreted by the prostate gland. If they stop ejaculating, the fluid stays in the gland,normally. In such case, it tends to swell and cause problems.Steady ejaculation will flush those fluids out and ensure a well-being of your prostate until ripe old age.It’s been proved that men with regular ejaculation have less chances of developing prostate cancer.
An Australian study states that men who ejaculate 21 times per month are least likely to develop prostate cancer. Medical conditions might also occur when you suddenly change the frequency of ejaculations. So, men keep it steady if you want to protect your gland!
15. You lengthen your life-span
A study published in the British Medical Journal reveals that men with strong libido live twice as longer than those who seldom arein‘action’
Well then, sex is the answer to a healthy heart, stronger muscles, increased oxygen and, above all, happiness. Bring life to the years you live, and as a result – years to your life!