#5 It Burns Calories
While sex alone may not be enough to create bulging biceps and washboard abs, intercourse definitely gets the blood pumping by raising the heart rate and burning calories. Estimates show that an average session between the sheets can burn 85 to upwards of 200 calories in 30 minutes. If you spent half an hour having sex daily, that could lead to a weight loss of 10 pounds or more over the course of a year. And it’s hopefully more fun than a run on the treadmill.
#4 It Tests Your Strengths
In addition to burning calories, sex aids in testosterone production, which can strengthen bones and muscles. Testosterone is also responsible for maintaining healthy energy levels, mood, fertility, and sexual desire. So having sex today could help keep your sex drive up down the road. Decreasing testosterone levels, known as andropause or male menopause, can result in a number of side effects including decreased libido, fatigue and depression, among others.
# 3 It Boosts Your Immune System
Everyone is looking for ways to keep their immune system strong during this flu season — one that could potentially be the worst in years. What men may not realize is that regular intercourse increases levels of immunoglobulin A, an antibody known to boost the immune system. Having sex once or twice a week could help ward off colds or the flu. Now please note guys that I surely am not stating to run out and have sex with every woman you come in contact with…this simply means that it raises your antibodies and helps fight that nasty cold or flu.
# 2 It Simply Improves Your Sleep
Sure guys oxytocin may appear to be like the new wonder drug when you consider that research has also shown that the increased levels of the hormone, along with the antidepressant chemical serotonin (which is also released during orgasm) promote deep sleep…BUT getting a restful night of sleep has been associated with a number of other health benefits, such as maintaining a healthy weight and lowering blood pressure. Better to sleep and be healthy than get addicted to drugs that are so bad for you physically and can be addicting. Rest is the best medicine and sleep is the new wonder drug!
# 1 Have Long-Term Reproductive Health
Most all men need regular physical activity to stay healthy and fit, exercising the penis (yes you heard me correctly.) Did you know that by achieving erections, it is key to maintaining a healthy sex life for years to come. According to health journals and recent articles I’ve read, men who don’t regularly engage in sexual activity or masturbation are at a greater risk for penile atrophy down the road. Just as they should aim for a full-body workout three times a week, men should try to exercise the penis at least three times a week as a way to help ward off erectile dysfunction or other sexual health issues later in life.
While regular sexual activity is an important part of overall health and well-being in men, many men with health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and cancer find erectile dysfunction to be an upsetting side effect of their condition. If you’re one of the millions of men who suffer from ED as a side effect of a health condition, don’t lose hope. There are treatment options available that could help you restore sexual function so you can enjoy all the health benefits mentioned where you’ll find yourself in a much happier place.