How Sexual Activity can Improve Your Overall Health and Wellness

HeatherT514 By HeatherT514, 5th Oct 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Did you know that sex can boost your immunity and reduce your pain? Sex can improve your overall health in ways you haven't even imagined! Read on to find out how to get healthy with sex.

It's powerful!

If you are wondering what things you can do to increase your overall health, odds are you have already heard that eating healthy foods and getting exercise are key elements. However, by increasing your amount of sexual activity, you can improve your health as well.

Sex is more than just feeling good at the time. Sex has powerful effects on your body in both short term and long term ways.

Sex Improves your Cardiovascular Health

This is certainly one of the more enjoyable ways to keep your heart healthy. A study by scientist has shown that men who have sex two or more times a week, as compared to those who have sex less than once a month, have reduced the risk of fatal heart attacks by half.

Sex Burns Calories

If you want to lose weight, what better way is there than to do just that by having sex? You can even get your spouse to work out and get in shape with you! Regular sex is the same as regular exercise, and just 30 minutes of sex will burn around 100 calories. If you have having sex three times a week, for a combined total of an hour and a half, you have burned 300 calories.

Sex Boost Immunity

Your body contains a hormone called Immunoglobulin A or more simply put IgA. The function of this hormone is to protect you from colds and infections. Having sex once or twice a week, will significantly increase this hormone, allowing you to remain healthy.

Sex Improves Intimacy

This fact is a little more well-known. There is nothing more intimate than taking your clothes off and giving yourself fully to your partner and vice versa. But, few people realize it is more in depth than that. While having sex (and orgasms), the Love Hormone is released. This hormone, called Oxytocin, helps us bond with, and trust, another person. Higher oxytocin levels have also been linked with a higher feeling of generosity. If you find yourself suddenly feeling very generous to not only your spouse, but everyone else around you, odds are your levels of oxytocin are very high indeed.

Sex Helps You Sleep

If you have ever wondered why (or how) your partner can be so active one moment, and seconds later, by snoring away, you can blame the oxytocin hormone. That's right, the very same hormone that helps us bond and trust each other, also aids in helping us get a good night's sleep.

Getting enough of a restful sleep has benefits of its own, including maintaining a healthy weight and blood pressure level.

Sex Reduces Pain

As the hormone oxytocin increases, more and more endorphins are released. Endorphins have been linked to reducing pain levels. So if you have ever felt like your PMS cramps are gone after sex this is why! And guys, if your wife tries denies you because she has a headache, let her know endorphins can cure that too!

Sex Relieves Stress

Frequent sex, meaning two or three times a week, has been shown through scientific studies to lower your stressful. Giving presentations to the head boss at work, dealing with overly large crowds of people, or managing all the kids at your daycare will suddenly seem to be a much easier task.

Sex Strengthens the Pelvic Floor Muscles

Most women have heard of Kegel exercise, especially those who have had children. During sex, these muscles will contract naturally, helping to build up their strength. You can also tighten these muscles at will during sex, since the effect this has is very pleasurable for both persons involved. Whether they contract voluntarily or non-voluntarily, the result is the same. Your pelvic floor muscles are getting a work out, and not only will this strengthen them, it helps reduce the risk of incontinence later in life.

Sex Reduces your Prostate Cancer Risk

The British Journal of Urology International conducted an in-depth study of prostate cancer. Their findings where that men, who had five or more ejaculations a week, while in their twenties, reduced their chance of getting prostate cancer later in life, by a third.

If you have passed your twenties, no need for alarm. The Journal of American Medical Association states that their studies have shown the following: Older gentlemen who have frequent ejaculations (as in 21 or more a month) can also reduce their prostate cancer risk. This study was conducted in comparison with older gentlemen who ejaculated four to seven times a month.

Be Safe

Sex is a great way for you to improve your overall health. This article is intended for those who are in healthy relationships. As always, when having sex, be sure to take the needed precautions to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy.

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13th Mar 2014 (#)

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