It’s no secret that an active sex life is beneficial to the overall health of your mind, body, and soul. There have been many studies on the topic and they all reveal the positive benefits of sex. Some are quite obvious and others not so obvious, but a healthy sex life will improve your physical and mental health.
Erectile dysfunction can be a serious issue and affect your sex life as well as your health. Luckily there are many ways to prevent it and so you can regain your healthy sex life. In this post, we will take a look at some of the benefits of including regular sex into your lifestyle.
Work that body, get physical not just because Olivia Newton-John wants to hear your body. Getting physical, as in having sex raises your heart rate and gets that blood pumping through your veins, similar to exercise. It doesn’t really take a rocket scientist to know that when you move your body energy is expending, burning calories and increasing blood flow in the process. All these things have a myriad of benefits to your wellbeing.
Sex and Happiness
I can’t stress enough that more sex and less stress is best when oxytocin is released leaving you happier and at peace. You see, this oxytocin is a chemical that has a calming effect on the nervous system and counteracts the stress hormone cortisol. So, it basically makes you a happy person. Not to mention it’s great for the self-esteem. Two lover’s bodies colliding in the night to the soundtrack of Barry White is an experience that will allow you to grow as a person while getting on down while getting your confidence all up.
Stress is bad. Stress is linked to a long list of medical conditions both physically and mentally I’m not even going to bother to list them all. Anything you can do alleviate stress should be done.
The oxytocin released during sex can also relieve pain and headaches. One of the many effects of oxytocin is natural pain killing properties.
There is no doubt – well I’m not bragging, and this is only anecdotal evidence – but when I have been lucky enough to have regular sex, life has just been better in so many different ways. The joy of waking up in the morning with a spring in my step, dancing around the kitchen to Olivia in my underwear cooking an omelette for my lover.
And that leads me to eggs. Eggs are great for your libido and they are jam-packed with vitamins B5 and B6 that aid in balancing hormones to fight stress. Some would argue a stress-free life is the key to longevity along with a healthy and balanced diet of course. So, pop and egg and jump in bed – ha!
Sex Decreases the Risk of Prostate Cancer
Studies have shown that men who ejaculate five to six times a week, regardless of the method are less likely to get prostate cancer. The study revealed that men between the ages of 20 and 50 who regularly ejaculated were less likely to get prostate cancer. And guess what? Prostate cancer won’t help you live longer, in fact, it has quite the opposite effect. So, for your own wellbeing and pleasure, ejaculate.
Exercise is a key factor that maintaining last longer in bed, especially when approaching your golden years. Studies have shown that fitter people are more likely to have a healthy libido and sex life than those who don’t exercise.
Boosts Immune System
Regular sex also boosts your immune system, with that exercise factor. One study revealed students who didn’t have regular sex had been sick more often and had more time off school. Coincidence or something more?
Promotes Better Sleep
One of the keys to longevity consists of getting enough sleep to allow your body to repair. Guess what? Sex will help you do that too. After orgasm prolactin is released, which is a hormone that relaxes you and makes you sleepy.
Relieves Period Cramps
A lot of woman comment on how having sex – orgasms in particular – can free up cramps and the pain associated with them. The hormones released after orgasm tend to relieve the tension of the cramps.
Keeps You Looking Young
Another hormone that is released during sex is called estrogen which is especially good for the skin by smoothing out lines. This can also be put down to the cardiovascular nature of the exercise.
There is no question that regular sex is healthy and will assist you in living longer. Not only that it will assist in making you happy while living longer. If you are having problems downstairs such as erectile dysfunction or other ailments that will impede your sex life, it’s best to get them sorted, and consult a physician so you can horizontal mambo your way to a longer happier life.So, what are you waiting for?!