Studies have shown that during sex we are burning 3.6 calories per minute – more than a fast walk. However, there are a variety of other health benefits that come from sex.
Sex Makes Less Stress
Stressful behaviors such as public speaking trigger more stress for people who haven't had sex recently.
It has been found that getting frisky between the sheets will reduce your body's levels of cortisol. Say goodbye to that stress hormone. Even a quick embrace can raise our levels of oxytocin and makes us feel calmer.
Moving and opening your hips can also release tension and stress built up in one of the main muscles around your pelvis. Unless you're into yoga, this muscle doesn't get much relief.
Less Sick Days
The common cold is the bane of every office worker. So celebrate, because sex will help you keep your immune system running on high.
Studies show that having sex once or twice a week is linked to higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin A that helps protect you from colds.
Matters of the heart can often cause a headache or two. Do I swipe right or left? Should I answer this message or not? But you may find these headaches disappearing when you do the deed.
So when you have a splitting headache, next time don't search the cabinet for medication, head to the bedroom.
It makes sense that less stress leads to less tossing and turning at night (of the boring variety). Yet, having an orgasm releases a hormone called prolactin that is linked to deep sleep.
And it's even better for women since sex increases levels of estrogen, leading to better quality deep sleep. This opens the door to piling up more health benefits, such as keeping your figure slim.
Come by APG.net to find couples to share in the many benefits of spending the night in the bedroom instead of the gym.
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