The secret of a healthy life was far simpler than dieting or running on the treadmill. According to experts, having sex at regular interval can really be beneficial for your health and can also keep you fit.
They also claim that it can improve your immune system, increase your blood circulation and increases your lifespan.
As reported by DailyMail, Dr David Weeks, clinical neuropsychologist at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, believes the most effective way to keep your youthful looks is to maintain an active love life.
Here are 5 health benefits of having sex.
- Sex keep you looking young:
As per experts people who have sex three to four times a week look four and seven years younger. The logic behind this is that sex is an aerobic form of exercise and it promotes skin renewal.
Vigorous action during sex means higher levels of oxygen are being pumped around the body bringing blood flow and nutrients to the skin’s surface, according to Daily Mail.
This is because sex is an aerobic form of exercise which promotes skin renewal. Vigorous action during sex means higher levels of oxygen are being pumped around the body bringing blood flow and nutrients to the skin’s surface. As the blood pumps around the body it freshens your skin cells and this helps to make you look young.
- Sex makes you fit:
Though you wouldn’t reduce all your weight just at once, you can surely burn 100 to 250 calories per hour. Sex also works and exercises the major muscle groups. But you have active sex every week you can burn an 5,000 calories a year – the equivalent of a 50 mile run at a slow pace, says expert. But having sex often and going to gym will help you burn more calories.
- Sex lifts your mood:
When woman reach the point of orgasm, they release a sex hormone known as oxytocin. It’s produced by the pituary gland and oval gland. Oxytocin leads to generation of emotional feelings which develops bond between the partners.
- Sex keeps you lean:
Did you know Sexual intercourse raises levels of insulin-like growth factors (IGF)? IGF is a hormone that controls the activity of enzymes within those cells responsible for fat metabolism. When higher levels of IGF are released, this helps to break down fatty tissue in the body and promote lean muscle instead, as perDailyMail.
- Sex improves your immunity:
Studies have conclude that orgasm can stimulate the immune system. An American study by Dr Dudley Chapman of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine reveals that breast cancer sufferers who experienced regular orgasms recovered faster than those who didn’t. Orgasm boosts level of T3 and T4 lymphocyte cells.
- Sex reduces stress:
Scientific evidence reveals that orgasm tiggers the release of endorphin. It’s a feel good chemical secreted by brain that does the work of a painkiller. As higher level of blood floods during orgasm it automatically takes away pressure from the brain.