HAVING SEX-9 Health Benefits

Jan 26, 2018,

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A healthy sex life is a key part of a healthful lifestyle; if your sex life needs a boost, nutritional and emotional factors may need to be addressed.

Regular sex cannot be underestimated as a factor for reducing stress, bolstering self-esteem and fostering feelings of intimacy and bonding between partners.

But the real point of this article is the fact that a healthy sex life can provide for a longer, healthier and, most would agree, more enjoyable life. Among the many health benefits of sex are:

1. Helps Keep Your Immune System Humming

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One of the benefits of having sex is that you take fewer sick days.

People who have sex have higher levels of what defends your body against germs, viruses, and other intruders. 

2. Heart Health

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Men who made love regularly (at least twice a week) were 45 percent less likely to develop heart disease than those who did so once a month or less.

3. Boosts Your Libido

Longing for a more lively sex life? “Having sex will make sex better and will improve your libido.For women, having sex ups vaginal lubrication, blood flow, and elasticity, she says, all of which make sex feel better and help you crave more of it.

4.Improves Women's Bladder Control

A strong pelvic floor is important for avoiding incontinence, something that will affect about 30% of women at some point in their lives.

Good sex is like a workout for your pelvic floor muscles. When you have an orgasm, it causes contractions in those muscles, which strengthens them.

5. It's a Form of Exercise

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Sex helps to boost your heart rate, burn calories and strengthen muscles, just like exercise. In fact, research recently revealed that sex burns about 4 calories a minute for men and 3 for women, making it (at times) a 'significant' form of exercise.It can even help you to maintain your flexibility and balance.

6. May Help Reduce Risk of Prostate Cancer

Research has shown that men who ejaculate at least 21 times a month (during sex or masturbation) have a lower risk of prostate cancer.This link needs to be explored further, however, as there may have been additional factors involved in the association.

7. Strengthen your bones

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As regular sex can boost estrogen levels in post-menopausal women, it can offer some protection against the ­bone-thinning condition osteoporosis that is triggered by a lack of estrogen.

And men can benefit too, as testosterone levels have been found to increase during and after sex, which can provide some protection against male osteoporosis.

8. Kick your insomnia into touch

 

 

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The oxytocin released when you orgasm has another benefit – it can help you drop off, research claims.

Both men and women release this feel-good ­hormone just before ­orgasm, and as it courses through your system, it promotes relaxation and sleepiness.

So there is actually a genuine excuse for him to fall asleep so quickly after sex...

 

9. Banish depression

Like any exercise that raises your heart rate, sex causes your brain to release feel-good chemicals that boost your levels of serotonin – the happy hormone – to lift your mood.

Serotonin is the body’s key antidepressant chemical and one of the major reasons people smile and feel happy and relaxed after sex.

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References

1.http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/11/18/11-sex-health-benefits.aspx

2.http://www.webmd.com/sex-relationships/guide/sex-and-health#1

3.http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/21-reasons-you-should-sex-2043200

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