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3 reasons why sex is good for your heart

Having sex can be rewarding for your heart too. Here are just a few more reasons to have sex!

Written by Aishwarya Vaidya |Published : August 14, 2018 3:34 PM IST

Sex can be a good medicine for your heart. Sex is not just about intimacy or pleasure, it can also enable the proper functioning of your heart, can tackle your throbbing headache and can help you to get a peaceful good night's sleep. According to a study in the American Journal of Cardiology, men who had sex twice a week were at a reduced risk of heart attack. We tell you how sex can be beneficial for your heart.

  • It is as good as cardio: If you don't want to sweat out on a treadmill, then sweat it out in the bedroom. Having sex can control your blood pressure, can be a boon for your heart and can eliminate the risk of type 2 diabetes. According to researchers, sexual activity is an aerobic exercise that burns around 3 calories per minute in women. But, see to it that you don't miss your regular workout and also take medications prescribed by your doctor. Following a healthy lifestyle is also essential for marinating a good cardiovascular health.
  • It can lower your risk of heart attack: A study observed that middle-aged men who had sex twice a week or more than that were less prone to heart attacks.
  • It can help you to de-stress: Having sex can boost the production of endorphins which can make you feel happy. According to researchers, having sex several times a week can enhance better blood circulation in men.
  • It can increase intimacy and help you to stay connected: Loneliness can put one at the risk of heart diseases. Feeling of contentedness can be good for your heart.

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