08 Apr 2019
#HealthBytes: Top 5 benefits of regular sex
A healthy and satisfying sex life is crucial for a couple's overall physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Regular sex is a natural and inevitable part of a romantic relationship.
It boosts your mental and physical health, and a dearth of it might lead to physical and emotional suffering.
Here are top 5 scientifically-proven health benefits of having sex regularly.
Several studies have shown that getting busy under the sheets, more frequently, can actually help reduce your risk of getting a stroke or coronary heart disease, in the long run.
According to one such study, men who had sex just once a month or even lesser were at a 45% increased risk of contracting a cardiovascular disease, unlike those who were more sexually active.
For long-term mental health, stress is a big no-no, as it can lead to headaches, migraines, sleep issues, muscle tension, and digestive problems, among other issues. And, relying on bucketfuls of comfort foods (read chocolate/ice-cream) isn't a great idea.
In dealing with stress, regular, satisfying sex can help. A number of studies indicate that having sex regularly can reduce stress among couples.
In a study focusing on the effects of sex on the immune system, it was found that people who had sex more frequently (1 to 2 times in a week) had improved immunity, as compared to other participants.
And stronger immunity, as is known, helps us stay healthier in the long run by eliminating risks of a number of dreadful illnesses and infections.
Although we don't mean that you'll pass out right after doing the deed, sex surely is a good way to bring some quality sleep time.
This happens because our brain releases powerful hormones like norepinephrine, serotonin, oxytocin, and vasopressin which can actually trigger your want to doze off.
And, better sleep can further increase your lifespan, keep you energized and improve your mood.
#5: Golden-glowing skin
By providing relief from stress and depression, enhancing your mood and improving blood flow throughout the body, regular sex also gives you golden-glowing and younger-looking skin.