Are you in need of some good motivation to get your health and fitness resolutions moving? Well, we have plenty of it. Jumpstart weight loss and improve your health in the least likely place — the bedroom.
As if you needed another reason to get intimate… A night of romance with your sweetheart can be just what the doctor ordered to burn off those extra calories. Everything from smooching and hugging to good old-fashioned lovemaking counts when it comes to burning calories. Just 30 minutes of sex burns at least 85 calories. So imagine what those marathon lovemaking sessions can do. Need even more incentive to take a roll in the sheets? Study after study has touted the health benefits of getting busy.
A study published in Biological Psychology maintains sex lowers blood pressure and overall stress. Intercourse produces an antibody called immunoglobulin A, which staves off colds and other infections. But that isn’t the only sexual healing you’ll receive.
Researchers from England determined that having sex two or more times a week lowered the risk of fatal heart attacks by half in men. In addition other studies have found sex reduces pain, decreases the risk of prostate cancer and contributes to better sleep. More than just a good time, sex is actually good for you. Light some candles and start working out — after all, exercise is supposed to be fun! In the end you’ll get more bang for your buck – improving your relationship with your partner… and your body.