That is the implicit advantages and benefits that sex has on your health. Now, this may sound strange but, “being in the mood” and having an active and adventurous sex life can help you improve your health in many areas.
Relieves Stress, Improves Blood Pressure
It’s true, having sex regularly will help you relieve stress and improve your blood pressure. Recent studies have shown that people who engaged in intercourse on a regular basis, not only responded to stressful situations better than those who abstained, but also had a healthier blood pressure reading.
Sex Increases Immunity
Studies have shown that those who have sex at least twice a week have much higher levels of certain antibodies. These antibodies are so important because they help protect your immune system from certain illnesses, bacteria or viruses that can make you very sick. Your immune system is responsible for keeping you well and warding off viruses. Who knew that a healthy sex life could help prevent you from getting sick!
Sex Burns Calories
So everyone knows how important it is to stay active and get regular exercise in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. What some people don’t know is that sex is the best kind of exercise, and it’s fun and feels good all at the same time. Depending on the longevity of the sex session, you can burn a ton of calories. Engaging in regular sex can also increase your metabolism and help you maintain a healthy weight.
Sex Helps Your Heart
One 20 year long study showed that men who had sex at least two times a week, were less likely to have a heart attack than those who had sex only once or twice a month. So sex helps the heart similarly to how exercise does, getting the heart rate elevated helps keep the heart in great condition and promotes its proper functioning of blood flow.
Sex May Help Pain
Endorphins are natural painkillers that your body has the ability to produce on its own. Interestingly enough, people who suffer various kinds of pain: headaches, arthritis or PMS symptoms may see an improvement in their pain after having sex. Sex naturally creates these feel good endorphins which can then spread throughout the body, and aid in diminishing or eliminating pain.
Ejaculations Decrease Prostate Cancer Risk
Research has shown that men who have frequent ejaculations run a much lower risk of developing prostate cancer. Although there are other factors involved with the likelihood of getting cancer, things like family history and genetics, having a healthy sex life helps diminish the probability that prostate cancer may occur.
Helps You Sleep Better
The last great health benefit on this list is better sleep. That’s right, having a healthy and active sex life can help you experience better, more sound sleep. One of the ways that this happens is because the body becomes so tired after a strenuous sexual session that it more easily relaxes and shuts down. Especially after experiencing an orgasm, sleep comes much easier and often lasts longer.