Want to Add Years to Your Life? Add Sex to Your Life!
We all know the usual advice for a healthier, longer life: Watch what you eat, get enough sleep, exercise more, get regular checkups. All of that is well and good, but here’s one prescription we can all follow—have more sex!
According to an article in Psychology Today, English researchers surveyed nearly 1,000 men on their sexual activity, then surveyed them again a decade later. Compared with men who had had sex just once a month, those who had sex twice a week had half the death rate.
Other studies support the idea that more sex leads to longer life, including two studies involving men AND women in Sweden which showed the connection between living longer and having sex. So why does having sex help you live longer? The article outlines a number of reasons, including:
• Frequent sex means you have a good intimate relationship, which can prolong life.
• Sex is a great workout! Exercise is a main component of having a healthy lifestyle.
• Sex is relaxing.
• Frequent sex can strengthen your immune system.
So make sure you choose healthy foods, don’t smoke and reduce stress. And don’t forget to make time for sex. Doctor’s orders!
Want to read more from the study? Check it out here!