11 Reasons Why Sex is the Best Exercise for your Health: Mind, Body, & Soul – No. 6 is the “bestest” excuse!
There is no denying we all love sex. Some of us love love love it beyond the word love itself. It can be your best friend or your worst. It’s natural, it’s tempting even if and when you know you shouldn’t have it. For some, it’s the darkest secret, for others it’s a part of life. The following 11 reasons indicate why sex may be the best exercise for your health, mind, body and soul. So the next time you’re getting your hump on, do it with these in mind and put your back into it ;)…
Helps Keep Your Immune System Humming
People who have sex have higher levels of antibodies that defend your body against germs, viruses, and other intruders.
Boosts Your Libido
Having sex will make sex better and improve your libido. For women, having sex increases vaginal lubrication, blood flow, and elasticity. All of which make sex feel better and help you crave more of it.
Improves Women’s Bladder Control
Good sex can serve as a great workout for your pelvic floor muscles. When you have an orgasm it contracts those muscles, which strengthens them.
Lowers Your Blood Pressure
One landmark study has shown that sexual intercourse can lower systolic blood pressure.
Counts as Exercise
Sex uses about 5 calories per minute, quickly bumping up your heart rate and using various muscles. Like with exercise, consistency maximizes the benefits.
Lowers Heart Attack Risk
Low estrogen or testosterone can lead to issues such as osteoporosis and heart disease. Besides being a great way to raise your heart rate, sex helps to keep your estrogen and testosterone levels in balance.
Before you reach for an aspirin, try for an orgasm. Orgasms can block pain. It releases a hormone that helps raise your pain threshold. Stimulation without orgasm can also do the trick.
Can help you lose weight
Finding something other than food to satisfy your needs is key. Sex is an activity that can work in many ways. It produces the same feel good chemical in the brain as food does, and anything that keeps you busy will keep you out of the refrigerator. Plus it’s fun!
You may nod off more quickly after sex, and for good reason. After an orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released, which is responsible for the feelings of relaxation and sleepiness.
Being close to your partner can ease stress and anxiety. Touching and hugging can release your body’s natural “feel good” hormone. Sex and intimacy can boost your self-esteem and happiness too. It’s not only a prescription for a healthy life, but a happy one.
11. The Esteem
Eating healthy foods and exercising will increase your sex drive. Combine this with raising your self-esteem and you are creating a stronger, slimmer, sexier you! So go out there and do the best exercise there is out there, with your partner. Just make sure you’re safe!