When was the last time your really enjoyed your workout? Well, now, you can. Get more reasons to why getting busy in bed with your partner can benefit you both (as if you need them 😉). Read on for 15 surprising ways to better health through sex:
- Sex is Good For You
- Live Longer With The Big-O
- Get Some Satisfaction
- Zinc Into The Mood
- Safeguard Him With Regular Sex
- Morning Glory
- Take on the Floor
- Enjoy Sex Through The Big Change
- Take Iodine For Low Sex Drive
- Thyme for Bed
- Get Lively With Liver
- Tryp The Sex Fantastic
- Be A Domestic Goddess
- Get Hot To Lose Weight
- Don’t Let Stress Spoil Sex
Sex is Good For You
Working the muscles around your sex organs regularly keeps them strong and healthy. For men, this can help reduce the chance of suffering prostate cancer and for women, it helps prevent incontinence problems.
Live Longer With The Big-O
Orgasms could help you live longer. People with an active sex life who regularly reach orgasm are half as likely to die at an earlier age than those who don’t. So the older you get, the more important sex is!
Get Some Satisfaction
Sexual dissatisfaction is potentially a serious risk factor when it comes to heart attacks in women, with women who are satisfied in bed being much less likely to suffer from heart problems.
Zinc Into The Mood
A natural aphrodisiac and fertility booster, zinc is found in pumpkin and sesame seeds, cheese, chicken and turkey, wholegrains, pine nuts, brown rice, fish and seafood. Not forgetting (surprise, surprise) oysters!
Safeguard Him With Regular Sex
Men who have sex every other day are significantly less likely to develop life-threatening prostate cancer than those who sow their oats less often, so upping your sexual antics could aid his health as well as yours.
The male’s testosterone levels have been found to drop by nearly a quarter in the mid-to-late evening, so don’t take it personally if he doesn’t desire you before going to bed. Testosterone levels and, therefore, sex drive, are usually highest first thing in the morning.
Take on the Floor
Make your orgasms more powerful and work your pelvic floor muscles at the same time by contracting and relaxing them.
Enjoy Sex Through The Big Change
Women going through menopause who eat about 100g of tofu daily or drink one cup of soya milk receive an oestrogen boost that makes sex more satisfying and pleasurable.
Take Iodine For Low Sex Drive
In some people, low sex drive could be due to an underactive thyroid gland, so if you seldom feel in the mood, visit your doctor to have your thyroid checked; iodine could be the answer.
Thyme for Bed
Chromium, found in thyme, and also wholegrains, meat, cheese and brewer’s yeast, is thought to increase sperm count in men and sex drive in both sexes.
Get Lively With Liver
Vitamins A and E are vital for the production of sex hormones, which boost sex drive. They can be found in liver, dairy produce, oily fish, dark green leafy vegetables and yellow-orange fruits.
Tryp The Sex Fantastic
Foods containing tryptophan, such as bananas, milk, cottage, cheese and turkey, not only encourage sleep but can also, boost sex drive by increasing comfort sensations and reducing stress. Milk chocolate contains tryptophan, too, plus phenylethylamine, a chemical thought to be released at times of arousal.
Be A Domestic Goddess
Bizarre as it may sound, the smell of cinnamon buns has been shown to boost male sexual arousal. Pumpkin-pie scent was also found to be very erotic, so spending a few hours in the kitchen could pay exciting sex dividends.
Get Hot To Lose Weight
Having sex burns approximately 150 calories every 30 minutes, so if you have vigorous sex for an hour, you could burn about 300 calories – which is roughly equivalent to what you would burn if you went for a brisk one-hour walk. Why not try for a marathon?
Don’t Let Stress Spoil Sex
Vitamin C and magnesium, essential for the proper functioning of sex organs, are used up in times of stress, so it’s important to replenish them with foods such as citrus fruits, red berries, potatoes, kiwi, chicken, tuna and green leafy vegetables.
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References: Ebrahim S, May M, Ben Shlomo Y, McCarron P, Frankel S, Yarnell J, Davey Smith G. Sexual intercourse and risk of ischaemic stroke and coronary heart disease: the Caerphilly Study. Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2002 Feb;56(2):99-102