10 Shocking Things that Happen When You Have This (We Knew About #4)

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8. It Counts as Exercise

Although thinking of sex as exercise might not be very romantic, the truth is that it is a cardiovascular workout. If you just couldn’t find time to hit the gym, you can simply hit the sack with your partner instead! It will still count! Be sure you get in your 30 minutes (that includes foreplay), and you can burn as much as 250 calories (depending on what you are doing!). The American Journal of Cardiology says that sex can be considered a moderate workout, similar to 30 minutes on the treadmill. It will work your back, butt, and thigh muscles. So every now and then, you might want to think about working up a sweat in the bedroom, rather than in the gym room.

 

9. Improves Your Immune System

Wow! You can forget that flu shot! A healthy sex life has been linked to a healthy immune system! A study conducted in Pennsylvania by Wilkes University showed that students who had sex at least once a week increased their levels of immunoglobulin A, an antibody that protects you from cold and flu viruses. Perhaps the next time you are looking for an excuse to have sex, you can tell your partner you need their help in fighting off a cold that you feel coming on.

 

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10. It Makes You Look Younger

Everyone wants to look young and healthy, and according to an experiment at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland, those who had sex four or more times each week with a regular partner looked as many as 12 years younger than their actual age! You don’t need expensive face creams or face lifts: All you need is more loving in the night to get that younger looking, healthy glow!

A regular, healthy sex life can give you a longer, healthier, and happier life. If your mom failed to tell you this, now you know!

References:

Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Wsj.com

Journals.plos.org

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