These days, trying to squeeze s ex into an already tight schedule seems next-to-impossible sometimes. But for married couples who get it on regularly, the payoff can be substantial. If you are stressed, burdened with life’s difficult problems and fear that your health is declining, s ex could be the answer to happiness, longevity and a healthy body. You may not agree, but a group of sexperts say the benefits of having s ex with your spouse on a near-daily basis are worth the trouble.
De-stress se x helps you reduce stress. When deep breathing exercises fail to de-stress you, se x will do the needful. During sex your body produces dopamine, a substance that fights stress hormones, endorphins, aka “happiness hormones” and oxytocin, a desire-enhancing hormone secreted by the pituitary gland. In a study, published in the Public Library of Science journal, three neuroscience researchers conducted a test on male rats and found that the se xually active rats were less anxious than rats with no s exual activity.
Great form of exercise
Making love is a form of physical activity. During intercourse, the physiological changes in your body are consistent with a workout. You must have noticed that the respiratory rate rises, which means you get tired.
Hence, you burn calories. If you have s ex three times a week for 15 minutes (but we know you can do better than that) you’ll burn about 7.500 calories in a year. That’s the equivalent of jogging 75 miles! Heavy breathing raises the amount of oxygen in your cells, and the testosterone produced during se x keeps your bones and muscles strong.
Lowers high blood pressure
Hugs and se x can improve your blood pressure. Se x reduces diastolic blood pressure, that is, the bottom number while reading blood pressure. Researchers have concluded that s ex improves blood pressure.
Trying to fight the sniffles? Se x is the answer to fight cold and other health problems; se x can boost your immunity. Immunoglobulin A, an antigen that fights the flu increases when the frequency of se x increases.
Makes you look younger
Making love three times a week can make you look 10 years younger, claims a Scottish researcher. “It’s good for you to have good se x,” says David Weeks, a clinical neuropsychologist at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, whose study on the effects of se x on aging appears in his book, Secrets of the Superyoung.
Keeps your heart healthy
Se x helps you burn calories but it can also improve your heart. S ex will take care of stroke and heart attacks, you just have to enjoy the moment. Scientists examined the effect of se x on the heart. The study concluded that men are 45 percent less likely to experience cardiovascular diseases. But the study fails to study the effect of se x on a woman’s heart.
Pleasure is the measure to beat out the pain. Do you experience migraines and body pain? Well se x is the answer. But if you experience back pain, it is best to consult a doctor. Experts in arthritis conducted a study on the link between arthritis and se x. They say patients who engaged in se x experience less pain.
Builds trust and intimacy
The act of se x spikes the hormone oxytocin; this hormone is responsible for your happiness and love. If your feel your relationship is falling out, there is trust or you’re worried that your partner will stray away, then se x will dispel these doubts. The hormone oxytocin builds trust and brings couples closer, and cupid too.
Reduced cancer risk
Regular ejaculation reduces your chances of developing prostate cancer. In an Australian study men who ejaculated 21 times a month were least likely to develop cancer. It is further supported by other researches that se xual intercourse reduces the risk of prostate cancer.