6 Ways Sex can make you healthier

Regular sex has been shown to have physical and emotional benefits!  Not, to mention, it can be a whole lot of fun and be great for your relationship too!

 

Here’s six ways sex can make you healthier:

 

  • Sex burns calories and tones muscles.

It’s a great workout!

 

  • Sex can reduce symptoms and incidence of depression and anxiety.  

This is due to the release of hormones like Oxytocin ‘the love hormone’ that it causes.  These hormones help you feel happier and calmer, thus reducing depression.  Studies have shown that individuals who engage in regular sex have lower rates of depression than those who don’t.  

 

  • Sex reduces your risk of heart attack.  

Sex gets your heart rate up, improving overall heart health, it also lowers blood pressure.  So sex on a regular basis, means less risk of heart trouble!

 

  • Sex may reduce your risk of osteoporosis

Women who have more sex have higher levels of estrogen, which protects against osteoporosis.  Studies have also shown that both men and women who have regular sex have higher levels of testosterone which lowers your risk of osteoporosis.  

 

  • Sex boosts your immune system.  

Regular sex can raise your levels of immunoglobin, an anti-body that helps fight infections!

 

  • Sex helps you sleep better.

Due the the release of all those feel-good hormones and endorphins that we’ve mentioned, sex can promote a good night’s sleep.