Most of us try to live an active, healthy lifestyle. But how is one able to stay healthy if you just can’t bring yourself to hit the gym, go for a run, or even do a workout at home? Simple. You have sex!
Yes, you heard me. Having sex, knocking boots, getting a root, rollin’ in the hay, doing the horizontal tango, or doing the nasty are not only great ways to get close with your partner, but they also have some serious health benefits associated with them.
And in case sex couldn’t get any better, here are 4 ways having sex can keep you healthy. You know, in case you needed another reason.
Feel The Burn
No, not ‘that’ burn!
According to most experts, sex is one of the best ways to burn calories and fat while enjoying what you are doing. And if you think you have to do it for a good hour to get any benefit from it, think again.
A quick and easy 30 minute sack session should help to burn up to 200 calories, and that is if you are just taking it easy. Imagine how many more calories you could burn if you really amped things up during your sexy time session!
And not only does sex burn calories but it also helps to tighten and tone just about every muscle in your body. You may not think about it while you’re mid-thrust, at least I hope you’re not thinking about it, but you are using most of your core muscles to thrust, flex, and move around.
Now I don’t know about you but I would much rather have sex for 30 minutes instead of running on the treadmill. I mean, think about how long you would have to run just to burn 200 calories. I fist-pump just thinking of how many calories I can now burn.
Pure Pain Relief
Usually when we have a headache, or are feeling achey, we don’t really feel in the mood. However, it turns out that sex is one of the best ways to relieve any headaches, body aches, or chronic pain.
In fact, any stimulation of the clitoris or vaginal walls helps to release endorphins, corticosteroids, and other hormones that act as natural pain killers.
When these hormones are released you will feel your pain ease and subside, giving you natural pain relief, all while having some sexy fun. And what’s even better is that this pain relief starts before you orgasm and can even last for up to 2 days!
Sounds much better than swallowing a few painkillers, don’t you think?
Stay Heart Healthy
Just like any other workout, the more intense you are, the better off your heart is. And just like brisk walking is great for your heart, mild-to-moderate sexual intensity also enhances your heart health. And it’s not just your speed that works your heart out, your positions can also help keep your heart healthy.
For example, when you are on top you are getting more of a workout as this position requires more effort than just laying down and enjoying the ride.
And if that wasn’t good enough, when you reach climax your heart rate increases and may even hit 110 bpm! That’s the equivalent to jogging or speed walking, but you’re having sex instead!
I bet that makes you want to reconsider your jog today, doesn’t it?
The Ultimate Stress Reliever
Each and every one of us has stressful days where you wish you could just relax and forget your troubles. Well, it turns out you can…by having sex!
Not only does sex help to lower your stress levels but it has also been proven to lower your blood pressure thanks to reactions triggered in your brain during the act, not to mention the flood of endorphins that are released each time you have sex.
So next time you are feeling stressed, grab your partner, get your flirt on, and get them into bed. Not only will they enjoy this new influx in sexual activity but your body will thank you for it.
Finally, whether you are having sex for fun, for pleasure, or for health reasons you should always make sure you are safe while doing it. That means using protection, feeling comfortable with your partner, and always being aware of a new partner’s sexual history.
With STDs and STIs becoming more and more common, the last thing you want is to wake up out of a sex haze with a new partner and realize you now have symptoms of genital warts, or some other non-curable STD. And while it sounds unpleasant, it is unfortunately a reality of our daily lives now. So make sure you are protected, and smart, in your sex life and you will reap not only the emotional rewards but also all of the health benefits.
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