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As we age maintaining an active sex life has many health benefits!

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As we age we are expected to maintain a healthy and active sex life. What’s more sex has many benefits to the elderly. Below is listed but a few of these important benefits:
1. Sex is fun for people of all ages.
2. Another of the benefits of sexual activity is improved blood pressure.
3. Those who engage in some sexual activity respond better to stressful events.
4. Diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) tends to be lower in people who live together and have sex often. These statistics remain the same for sexual acts performed alone, such as masturbation.

5. A 20-year British study indicated that individuals who engaged in some sexual activity two or more times a week were 45 percent less likely to suffer from a heart attack than those who had sex less than once a month.
6. To dispel along standing myth, there has been no link found between the occurrence of a stroke and sexual activity.
7. Sex can also help with weight maintenance or weight loss because sexual activity can be counted as cardio, mainly if done with a partner. Take note that 30 minutes of sex can burn up to 100 calories or more.
8. Cholesterol may also be lowered by sexual activity. !t helps in tipping the HDL/LDL cholesterol balance toward the healthier “good cholesterol” ratio.
9. One of the most beneficial aspects of sex at all ages is that it can help decrease a male’s chance of prostate cancer.
10. Sexual activity in general helps boost the immune system.
11. Sex improve sleep,
12. Sexual activity help reduce pain.
These are only a few of the benefits of sex at any age. For more on this topic read, “Sex In The Golden Years = the best sex ever!” Amazon & Kindle books by Othniel Seiden, MD.



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