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Women’s Health: Time to Get Sexy

by Kimberly Hays July 16th, 2015 | Women's Health
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coupleWhy try eating right and exercising, drinking plenty of water, and getting enough sleep? We do all of these things to boost our bodies’ ability to ward off disease, and let’s be honest – we also do these things to look good in and out of our clothes. Sex plays an important role in many ways. Not only does it enrich our relationships with our partners, it is also essential in keeping our bodies healthy. Following are some reasons why you should be having more sex.

Better Blood Pressure – Because women who have sex often are less stressed, this reduces your blood pressure. It has been proven that the lower (diastolic) number is lower in women who have sex than those who abstain.

Boost in Immunity – Sex also helps your body ward off illness by boosting immunity. If a woman has sex twice a week, her body will produce higher levels of IgA, which are antibodies that help in warding off infection and viruses.

Lose Calories and Pounds – A single 30 minute session of sex will burn 200 calories. You also use your muscles during sexual activity that will help get you toned and keep you toned. Sex also causes you to release endorphin’s. This means you will be in a good mood afterwards from the release of these hormones. Endorphin’s also help you sleep better.

Bladder Control – As women age, they often have issues with a leaky bladder. Sex causes the uterus, bladder, and bowels to contract, as well as the muscles in the uterine wall. With all of this toning going on down there, you will also gain better control of your bladder.

Pain Relief – For women with chronic pain from arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, relief can be found in having an orgasm. The orgasm will cause an intense release of oxytocin which will lessen pain from these ailments, as well as pain from menstrual cramps.

Regulated Periods – Women who have sex on a regular basis are more prone to having regular cycles than those who just have sex from time to time. These findings came from a study by Columbia and Stanford University research teams.

Testosterone – Having sex often keeps the testosterone levels even, and this will mean you will keep your desire to have sex. The old adage “use it or lose it” holds true. Women tend to lose their desire for sex if they go for prolonged times without it out, especially as we get older.

Confidence – Last but not least, women who have regular sex are more confident in other areas of their lives. They also have a better self-body image than those who do not have sex on a regular basis.

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