Surprisingly, the lifespan of an average human being can be increased by engaging in the most unsuspecting act on a regular basis.
Wondering what that is? . . . Lovemaking!
Lovemaking is as therapeutic as it is pleasurable and it has significant health benefits which applies, particularly if your relationship is supportive and emphatic – and you and your partner are physically and emotionally compatible.
According to some findings by scientists, an active love life is the second-most important determining factor of youthful appearance. Lovemaking has been proven to delay the process of ageing.
Doctor David Weeks also said socializing with people of different ages and hormone replacement therapy for women in menopause influences the process of ageing.
Dr. David also says that the young-looking participants made love an average of three times every week. However, the experiment also revealed that making love more than thrice a week doesn’t provide any added benefits.
David Weeks says that lovemaking also burns fat and releases chemicals that boost the immune system. He claims to have found that orgasms and physical pleasure play a crucial role in the preservation of youth.
On the contrary, casual physical relations do not work to boost longevity and youthful appearances. As a matter of fact, it often contributes to premature ageing from the stress and strain involved. Therefore, cheating or casual sex with different partners does not slow the process of ageing.
A clinical professor of psychiatry, Dr. Barbara Bartlik, highlights the fact that couples having regular lovemaking sessions manage stress much better.
Apart from increasing your heartbeat, making love on a regular basis also helps to lower your blood pressure, thereby reducing the possibilities of strokes and heart attack by almost half, and increasing your lifespan.
Carol Ellison, a psychologist and the author of ‘Generations of Women Share: Intimate Secrets of Sexual Self-Acceptance’ says sex ensures optimal blood circulation, which is good for the heart and also gives the skin a healthy glow.
It also releases the human growth hormone, which ensures skin elasticity, meaning your skin is less likely to wrinkle.
Apart from acting as a painkiller, the endorphin, a naturally occurring chemical, released while getting it on increases immunity and reduces anxiety. As a result, regular participation in physically affectionate activities improves the longevity of a person.
Due to it acting as an antihistamine, lovemaking, which includes kisses and cuddles, can also unblock stuffy nose, cold and help the fight against asthma.
In addition to reducing longevity, obesity and excess weight can have adverse effects on the maintenance of youthful appearances. Lovemaking is perfect when it comes to losing weight seeing as a 30-minute indulgence burns 200 calories.
Getting it on also negates food cravings since it leads to the production of a natural appetite-controlling amphetamine.
The lack of food cravings helps to ensure you lose weight and remain healthy. According to Ellison, in addition to eating better, people who get down more often tend to exercise more.
According to Werner Habermehl, a German sexual behavior expert, making love on a regular basis also stimulates the brain.
The significantly high amounts of cortisol hormones and adrenaline produced while making love stimulate brain function. The heightened brain activity contributes to agile psychological health, which in turn affects longevity in a positive manner.
Physical affections on a regular basis increase the levels of testosterone and estrogen in both men and women.
The increased levels help to maintain optimal performance of the skeletal and muscular systems, which in turn promotes the anticipated lifespan.