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The health benefits of an active love life

It is so important to try and stay healthy these days, and there are so many different ways for you to achieve this. An active love-life can be surprisingly good for you in lots of ways. From your body to your mind and mood, here are a few ways in which you can benefit while enjoying yourself as well.

It is good exercise

No matter how you decide to enjoy your sex life, you will likely be burning calories. While there are certainly some things you can do that will be more strenuous than others, when it comes to exercise everything counts. You can easily involve muscles in many parts of the body and get your heart pumping, and it can be a lot more fun than yoga or going for a stroll, unless maybe you are strolling to a certain Australian adult store that is.

It helps you destress

So many people suffer from some degree of stress today, from job pressure, finances or a host of other reasons, but research shows that sex can help to reduce this feeling on a biological level as well as a mental one. You can lower your blood pressure and lighten your mood at the same time and it works whether you are alone or with partners.

It helps you sleep

Another issue that can affect your health and mood is lack of sleep. It can be related to stress again, your environment or many other causes, but the hormones released during sex, like Oxytocin, can not only make you feel good but also help you sleep.

It helps with pain

If you feel uncomfortable or in pain at times, like a bad period or headache, it can seem like sex is the last thing you would want to be having. However, another great thing about Oxytocin is the impact it can have on pain. When your body is flooded with these good feelings it can reduce how you feel pain and make you feel better. Much more fun than taking medicine.

It boosts your immune system

Though it may be hard to believe, having sex can actually make you less likely to get illnesses like a cold or flu. People who have more sex tend to have more of a certain antibody that can help prevent you being ill, though you should of course still take care of yourself and stay safe.

It is good for your heart

While matters of the heart and sex are not always one and the same, in this case it can be good for yours. Sex raises your heart rate and can also keep your oestrogen and testosterone levels in balance reducing your risk of heart attack, and even heart disease.

There are so many different health benefits to having sex for your whole body as well as your mind. A fantastic way to get your exercise in, destress and get a good night’s sleep all at the same time, having an active love-life is something well worth exploring.

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