By QuickieChick Laurel House
Love this latte!
Sex and coffee are both, for many, basic pleasures. It's the first thing you want when you wake up in the morning. The last thing you want after dinner. And maybe one in the afternoon as a treat. Here's why it's a good idea:
SEX Is Good For Your HEART:
-Sex is good for your heart, cutting your risk of heart attack and stroke in half when performed three times a week.
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SEX Is Good For Your BUTT:
-Sex can effectively contribute to your cardio workout, helping you maintain or even lose weight. How? When aroused, your heart rate jumps from around 70 beats per minute to 150 beats per minute, helping your body burn an average of 200 calories- which is equivalent to running for about 15 minutes.
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COFFEE Is Good For Your HEART:
-Coffee drinkers are less likely to die of heart disease thanks to coffee's ability to help protect the heart against disease (but not stroke). But we're talking A LOT of coffee- more than 6 cups per day for the maximum benefit of a 36% lower risk, and 20% lower risk if you drink 2-4 cups per day!
COFFEE Is Good For Your WORKOUT:
-When it comes to exercise, drinking coffee right before your workout helps up your ability to workout longer and harder, therefore getting a better cardio (heart) workout and burning more calories.
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COFFEE Is Good For Your Energy:
-With only 2 calories per serving, just plain coffee (without the fatty whip, syrups, and sugars) is a great way to get a jolt of energy without having to then use that extra energy to burn it off. More than its lack of calorie content, coffee is also antioxidant rich and studies have shown that it could in fact boost the mood and help zero in, improving focus and concentration.
COFFEE Is Good For Your BUSINESS:
-Drinking coffee boosts women's (but not men's) brainpower, improving performance, decision-making, and memory.
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...Turns out there are ups and downs to both, and while they may be good for your heart, sometimes they have negative effects, including:
COFFEE, SEX & BLOOD PRESSURE:
According to a study published in the journal Stroke, coffee and vigorous sex (as well as being startled or angry) can be up the incidence of brain aneurysms in people who have already suffered from brain aneurysms in the past. Why? Aneurysms are the result of the wall of an artery weakening, bulging, and, worst case- bursting. Seems a raise in blood pressure is the root cause. The advice: if you've had an aneurysm, avoid caffeine, and keep your sex low key.
As with everything else, balance is key. But 3 times a day or week sounds like a healthy indulgence to me!
Laurel House is a Fit Living Expert, 3x published author, and believer in living a life of balance. See more of her "Quickie Tips" on her website QuickieChick.com. Her 4th book- "QuickieChick's Cheat Sheet to Life, Love, Food, Fitness, Fashion and Finance on a Less than Fabulous Budget" (St. Martin's, May 2012) is available NOW for PRE-ORDER.