close
Advertisement

The 5 Ways Sex Could Save Your Life

Having sex once or twice a week may result in these healthy changes.

The 5 Ways Sex Could Save Your Life
Pixabay

From burning calories to boosting your immune system, here are 5 ways scientists have found sex can enhance your health.

Advertisement
1. Sex protects your heart
1. Sex protects your heart
Wikimedia
Men who make love once a month have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease over men who have nookie at least twice a week.
2. Passion relieves pain
2. Passion relieves pain
iStock
Your pain threshold can leap by up to 74 per cent as you reach orgasm.
3. Sex burns calories
3. Sex burns calories
Pixabay
It’s the equivalent of a 1km walk followed by a climb up two flights of stairs.
4. Making love reduces stress
4. Making love reduces stress
Pixabay
Volunteers who’d had intercourse were least stressed, with blood pressure returning to normal faster.
5. Intimacy boosts your immune system
Wikimedia
Having sex once or twice a week may result in higher levels of an antibody called IgA, which protects against infections.


Advertisement

More in HealthSmart

12 myths about Apple Cider Vinegar you should stop believing right now

12 myths about Apple Cider Vinegar you should stop believing right now

A quick search on the internet shows that apple cider vinegar has reached almost cult-status as a miracle worker for all sorts of applications. But how much of this is based on fact, and how much on hype? These apple cider vinegar rumours need debunking.
13 holiday foods that aren’t worth the calories

13 holiday foods that aren’t worth the calories

‘Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry.
13 common illnesses that have been linked to Alzheimer's

13 common illnesses that have been linked to Alzheimer's

Although we don’t know a lot about the causes of Alzheimer’s disease, having the following conditions may raise your risk or make your symptoms worse.
Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar can have amazing benefits - but not if you drink it like this

Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar can have amazing benefits - but not if you drink it like this

Don’t stop reaping the benefits that come along with apple cider vinegar – just make sure you're doing it the right way.

This is what a near-death experience really feels like, according to science

This is what a near-death experience really feels like, according to science

A new study reveals what kind of things you’re likely to see and feel when you have a brush with death—and in what order.

Advertisement