So you feel guilty for all of the chocolate that you ate on Valentine’s Day and now you’re looking for a way to get back on track and stay in shape. Why not have sex?
Seriously, a special jaunt with your significant other to the bedroom can benefit your health in so many ways. Here are some excuses for bringing sexy back all over again.
It relieves stress.
Make up sex anyone? There’s a reason why you end up on cloud nine after a special rendezvous. That extra pep in your step is the brain releasing endorphins during and after sex. The neurotransmitters create a feeling of euphoria while masking all of that stress you completely just forgot about.
It helps you lose weight.
Thirty minutes of exercise a day can burn off 85 calories and that exercise can also include sex. Like any other form of exercise, sex can help you lose weight and stay in shape.
It’s actually good for the heart.
Intercourse is a great form of cardio-exercise. It gets your heart pumping faster and helps it stay in shape. Research has also found that sex can lower your blood pressure and help keep your heart healthy.
It can boost your immune system.
Setting aside the possibilities of contracting a few sexually transmitted diseases, sex between healthy partners can actually boost your immune system. Research has shown that sex, two times a week can increase the levels of immunoglobulin A or IgA, an antibody which helps protect you from respiratory diseases like the cold and flu, in our body. Sex three or more times a week on the other hand showed results of the lowest levels of antibodies though. It helps you sleep.
During that crazy work out your body generates oxytocin which actually helps you sleep better. Sex definitely relaxes you, promoting deeper and more restful sleep.
Just remember to be safe while engaging in sex. You can reduce your risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease by using condoms regardless of if it’s vaginal or anal intercourse.