By Sarah Jio8 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex
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Of course sex is healthy, but did you know that a good sex life can provide specific health boosting benefits? We spoke to the experts to find out just how sex improves our health (not that you needed any convincing).
1. It May Make You Thinner
Dread working out? Don't break up with your treadmill just yet. But if it's late and you haven't made it to the gym, don't forget that sex counts as exercise, too! "Sex burns between 75 and 150 calories per half-hour," says Desmond Ebanks, MD, founder and medical director of Alternity Healthcare in West Hartford, Connecticut. It's comparable to other physical activities, he says, like yoga (114 calories per half-hour), dancing (129 calories per half-hour) or walking (153 calories per half-hour).
Bonus: Sex may also help your muscles stay lean in the process. "Sexual arousal and orgasm releases the hormone testosterone, which, among other things, is necessary to build and maintain boneRead More »from 8 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex