Keep Having Sex…It’s Good for You!
There’s a popular misconception about sex and getting older.
Most people seem to think you can only have a satisfying sex life when you’re “young”…like before you’re 40.
After that, sex and intimacy go out the proverbial window. Or so popular culture would have us think.
But that’s totally wrong.
Research has actually shown that men and women over age 45 are more likely to think their partners are sexually attractive than are younger people. And two-thirds of people over age 65 say they’re still interested in sex…with 40 percent reporting they are sexually active.
Not only that…a healthy sex life is related to better overall health as you get older.
Sound too good to be true? Here are some proven benefits you can get from a healthy sex life:
Better heart health
According to the American Heart Association, more than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure. These people are at greater risk of heart attack, stroke and many other life-threatening conditions.
The good news is that several medical studies have shown a connection between regular sex and reduced blood pressure. According to one study, men who rarely had sex were twice as likely to die of heart disease as men who had sex two or more times per week.
Another added benefit…lowering blood pressure can reduce the risk for men to suffer from erectile dysfunction.
Strengthen your immune system
Your immune system produces antibodies that help identify viruses, germs and other threats to your health.
Research has shown increased antibody levels in people who have sex 1-2 times per week.
Lovemaking gets your heart rate up, makes you breath hard and burns about five calories per minute.
It may not be the same as a workout on the treadmill…but it still counts as exercise. Plus it’s a lot more fun than going to the gym.
Reduced risk of prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer (behind skin cancer) for men. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 190,000 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2020 alone.
A 2016 study found a link between how frequently men had orgasms and lower risk for prostate cancer. Men who experienced more than 21 orgasms per month were 20% less likely to develop prostate cancer.
There’s a reason you feel sleepy after sex.
Your body releases prolactin after orgasm. This hormone makes you relaxed and sleepy…a perfect recipe for a restful night.
Meanwhile, proper sleep boosts your immune system, promotes heart health, reduces stress, supports healthy brain function…and has many other benefits.
Planning some regular bedtime intimacy could be the right recipe to make sure you get the sleep your body needs.
Stress…especially long-term stress…is bad for you. It makes your body produce too much of the hormone cortisol.
While cortisol helps your body deal with short-term threats, over longer periods of time excess cortisol production can cause weight gain, insomnia, impaired mental function, and lack of energy. It also suppresses your immune system and contributes to conditions like high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
During and after sex, your body releases dopamine, oxytocin and endorphins. These “feel good” hormones relax your mind and body and counteract the negative effects of cortisol.
What if you’ve lost “that loving feeling”?
It’s obvious that a healthy sex life isn’t just fun…it provides many physical and mental benefits.
Unfortunately, the stresses of everyday life and your body’s natural aging processes can make it hard to maintain that spark in the bedroom.
As you grow older, your body produces less of the essential hormones necessary to fuel your sex drive and make sex enjoyable. Restoring proper hormone balance can help bring the excitement back to your bedroom…so you and your partner can reap the health benefits!
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