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Healthy Resolution Ideas: Have More Sex!

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Partners the world over who complain that they aren’t getting enough sex have a legitimate reason to ask for more. It’s good for your health, and not just emotionally.

Sex Helps Fight Obesity and Pain

Having sex for half an hour makes you burn 85 calories, so if you do it regularly you can use it as a method of losing weight. It is also a great form of exercise.

If you have a chronic health condition, it may relieve your pain due to the production of endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller. That’s why some people say their headache goes away after they’ve had sex. (1)

Sex Reduces Your Risk of Cancer

A U.S. study looked at 30,000 men over an eight year time frame. The men who ejaculated on average of 21 times per month reduced their chances of getting prostate cancer by a third. (2)

Pregnant Ladies: You may Reduce Your Risk of Pre-Eclampsia by Having Oral Sex!

No, I didn’t make that up. The baby is 50 percent daddy so some cases of pre-eclampsia may be caused by an intolerance of the mother’s immune system to the paternal parts of the baby’s genetic makeup.

By swallowing his DNA via semen, you build up a tolerance to the foreign DNA which may protect the baby from pre-eclampsia. Before you both rush to the bedroom to try this out, the researchers did conclude that they need to study the scenario more before making any definite conclusions! (3)

Sex Reduces Your Risk of Having a Fatal Heart Attack

Researchers from the University of Bristol, UK, found that frequent sex might stop you dying from a fatal heart attack. They wrote: "Middle aged men should be heartened to know that frequent sexual intercourse is not likely to result in a substantial increase in risk of strokes, and that some protection from fatal coronary events may be an added bonus." (4)

Sex Improves Your Immune System

If you don’t fancy getting swine flu or other bugs or colds, having sex boosts your immune system! People who have sex at least once a week have higher levels of immunoglobulin A (antibodies that protect you from infection), compared with people who have it less than once a week. (1)

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