What comes to your mind when you think of a healthy lifestyle?
Backbreaking workouts or healthy diet?
Skipping desserts or starving yourself?
Too boring….Isn’t it?
Do you want to have a glowing skin? Want to cut down the risk of heart diseases or cancer or other health problems?
No, am not going to give you any magic pill, infact the magic lies in your bedroom.
Yes, that’s right. You may be surprised to know that a little love with your partner can have a magical effect on your overall health.
People live under the false impression that healthy habits are those that have no fun. In reality, this is not so. Healthy habits can also be gratifying such as healthy sexual activity.
What is obvious is that having sex is fun. But what is not obvious is that it is good for your physical and mental health. It’s true that you cannot compare it to a workout session but there is lot of muscular movement involved which cannot be denied.
So whether you are married or flying alone, check out these healthy “side-effects” of having sex:
1. Better heart health
The healthy sexual life, just as any other physical activity is good for your heart. Studies have revealed that if the frequency of orgasms increases with time, the chances of heart attack decreases. In short, sexual activity can give same benefits to your heart just as exercise. Apart from that it also maintains the balance of estrogen and testosterone which is vital for your heart.
2. Greater Immunity
“Sexually active people take fewer sick days,” says Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD a sexual health expert. It increases the level of levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA), body’s first line of defense. It protects the body against viruses and germs and hence fewer ill days.
But still there are other things that need to be taken care of to keep your immune system happy – be active, eat right and have proper sleep.
3. A great Exercise
What does exercise result into? It increases your heart rate, burn calories and makes your muscles strong. Sex also gives you all these benefits. It burns approximately five calories in a minute, increases your heart rate and keeps all your muscles involved. It also keeps you flexible and balanced.
So start sexercising!
4. Relief from Pain
A sexual activity can give you relief from your pain – especially leg and back pain. It helps in releasing pain-reducing hormones. It also comes as an aid if you are suffering from arthritis or headache. “Orgasm can block pain,” says Barry R. Komisaruk, PhD, a distinguished service professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Some studies reveal that even a look at your lover’s photo can give you a sense of gratification and ease your pain. So next time if you think that the pain is an obstacle in your sexual activity, just consider this amazing benefit.
5. Stress Buster
You feel calm and pacified – away from all stress – when you are close to your lover. Even a touch and a hug can make you feel at the top of the world. During the sexual activity, your body is triggered to release feel-good hormones which ease stress and enhance pleasure.
Being intimate not only makes you feel happy but also heightens your self-esteem. So follow this prescription for both a healthy and a happy life.
6. Gives better Sleep
Well the experts are still not sure about why after sex a person has a good sleep. One such belief is that a fulfilling sexcapade releases relaxation-inducing hormone prolactin which might be the reason to doze off. And you wake up totally refreshed!
7. Glowing skin
Have you ever noticed that magical glow on your face ‘morning-after’? Your skin glows and you really look good after having sex. You can attribute this glow to the fact that you are relieved from all your stress, are in a great mood and happy from within. The blush on your face is the natural part of stimulation process.
For a healthy lifestyle, a healthy sex life is an important ingredient. It is a bonus for your long-term health as there are so many health benefits of sex and undoubtedly much enjoyable.
So put it on your calendar and make a fitness plan you can get excited about!