Most of you would already be wondering how can sex offer health benefits! But, believe us; what you are reading is 100 per cent true. Having sex on a regular basis can be a major mood booster, as well as effect your health for the better. The health benefits of sex that we are about to disclose will certainly trigger the urge to spend more time between the sheets with your partner! So, without much ado, let us proceed.
1. Bursts stress bubbles
When you have sex, your body experiences a thrush or release of plenty of happy hormones, i.e. oxytocin and endorphins in the bloodstream that has a direct impact on lowering spiking blood pressure levels. According to a study conducted in the University of Paisley in Scotland, individuals who had sexual intercourse or engaged in other forms of sexual behaviours, performed better under stress than those who did not.
2. Delays ageing and increases your longevity
Good sex life can offset the effects of ageing and keep wrinkles miles away from you. According to a long-term research carried out by a clinical neuropsychologist at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland, men and women who had sex four times a week on an average, looked 10 years younger than their actual age. In addition, another study published in the British Medical Journal revealed that men who had sex once every week would outlive men who have sex less than once a month.
3. Keeps your heart healthy
Sex is a kind of aerobic exercise that is good for your heart’s health. In fact, according to a study, men who indulged in lovemaking twice a week or even more, were less likely to suffer from heart attack as compared to those who had sex less than once a month. Sex can improve heart health because orgasm triggers a release of DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) hormone, which helps in proper blood circulation and arterial dilation.
4. Burns calories
Sex helps in trimming your weight because believe it or not it can help you shed lots of calories. It is indeed an extremely weight-friendly ‘exercise’. While you indulge in some passionate lovemaking, remember that climax is more than just orgasm. In fact, 30 minutes of sex can help you burn around 55 calories. Do not completely rely on sex for weight loss since calorie burnout depends on your weight too. You might have to also exercise outside the bed for more weight loss.
5. Helps you sleep well
While you are indulging in an intimate act oxytocin, which is a happy and relaxing hormone is released. According to numerous researches this promotes better sleep. A good night’s sleep is in turn associated with health perks such as boosts in your mood, lowering of stress, makes you more attentive, helps you maintain your ideal weight and slims the chances of stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
6. Improves your immunity
Its official, folks! Sex can improve your immunity, and turns your body into a fighter that wins the battle against various illnesses such as cold and flu. Those who have sex once or twice a week have higher levels of immunoglobulin A, an antibody found in our bodies that boosts our immunity.