Today's Motivational Monday- it's the beginning of the week so you have to make sure to start it off right!
Everyone wants to be fit and healthy, and with the holiday season coming it can become difficult to stay on track. Most people try to stay in shape with a healthy diet and regular exercise- but did you know that there's another major factor required to stay fit that most people don't know about?
According to Double Eagle Fitness, having sex has some remarkable health benefits, they even claim that a session between the sheets qualifies as a workout. Here are 7 ways sex can benefit your health:
1. Sex is a stress reliever
Sex can lower your blood pressure and reduce your overall stress level, making you happier, more relaxed and less likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors such as overeating.
2. Sex can boost your immunity
"Having sex once or twice a week has been linked with higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin A which can protect you from getting colds and other infection" keeping you healthy, energized and able to exercise.
3. Sex burns calories!
Half an hour of sex can burn 85 calories or more, which can add up to be quite a workout.
4. Sex can improve cardiovascular health
Researchers found that having sex twice or more a week reduced the risk of fatal heart attack by half for men, compared with those who had sex less than once a month.
5. Sex boosts your self esteem
When sex is loving and you feel connected to your partner it helps to raise self esteem. *Hint: if your lovelife is lacking intimacy, love and a deep connection try adding one of Kama Sutra's little luxuries to the mix. Try Intensify Plus arousal gel for her, Oil of Love or Pleasure Balm Sensations to make sparks fly.
6. Sex can help reduce pain
When you orgasm you release the hormone called oxytocin. "As the hormone oxytocin surges, endorphins increase, and pain declines. So if your headache, arthritis pain, or PMS symptoms seem to improve after sex, you can thank those higher oxytocin levels."
7. Sex can help you to sleep better
Oxytocin also helps promote a good night's sleep, and getting enough sleep has been shown to help in maintaining a healthy weight.
So get motivated! Grab your running shoes and get in a great workout, then hurry home for a sexy sweat-session between the sheets with your partner.
Disclaimer: Before starting any new diet and exercise program please check with your doctor and clear any exercise and/or diet changes with them before beginning. We are not doctors or registered dietitians. We do not claim to cure any cause, condition or disease.