By MATT ATHERTON
Mar 14, 2018
SEX has a number of health benefits, and could help you to live longer, it’s been claimed. Having regular orgasms could help to prevent heart attacks, lower your blood pressure and even get rid of stress.
Sex and romance has positive health benefits, according to the NHS.
You could live longer by having more sex, as it could help to lower blood pressure, and prevent heart attacks.
Sexual arousal makes the heart beat faster, which helps to keep the body fit and healthy, it added.
These are just some of the benefits of having regular sex.
“Some studies show the average peak heart rate at orgasm is the same as during light exercise, such as walking upstairs.”
Unless you’re having 150 minutes of orgasms a week, patients should combine sexual exercise with brisk walking or cycling, the NHS added.
Sex: Regular intercourse could prevent heart attacks
Protect against flu
Having regular sex could help to strengthen your immune system.
People who have sex once or twice a week have 30 per cent more illness-fighting compounds in their body, compared with people that don’t have sex at all, a US study claimed.
Lower blood pressure
Having sex provides a similar workout as light aerobic activity.
Any aerobic activity is good for the heart, and helps to lower your blood pressure.
“Aerobic exercise is generally good for lowering blood pressure, and sex itself may deepen the effect in women,” said Dr Chris Iliades.
Sex: Intercourse counts as light aerobic activity, the NHS said
Get rid of stress
The NHS said: “Sex could help you beat the stresses of 21st century living.
“Plenty of people find that intimacy or orgasm without penetration helps them feel relaxed, as do exercise or meditation.
“It doesn’t have to be penetrative sex – it’s whatever works for you.”