Your sex life could now be a clue-in to your heart health! Yes, you heard that right.
According to Healthsite, a recent study published in the American Journal of Cardiology says that men who had sex twice a week are less prone to a heart disease as compared to the ones who didn’t. And hence, to lower your risk of suffering from cardiovascular disease, men should have an active sexual life.
There are a few factors that play a major deterrent in maintaining good heart health:
1. A major risk factor of heart disease is high blood pressure or hypertension. However, the hormone called oxytocin is stimulated in the process of orgasm, thereby lowering blood pressure.
2. High stress levels, being another key factor in raising heart disease risk, is also lowered when you indulge in physical pleasure.
3. Sex is considered by many and has also proved to be a good exercise. This way, it also aids one in losing weight!
Secondly, a study in Biological Psychology says that sexual intercourse lowers systemic blood pressure and hence, decreases your chances of suffering from heart disease.
Therefore, having sex twice a week not only gives you pleasure but also provides you with loads of health benefits.