Having sex is a good form of exercise. According to the American Heart Association, sexual activity is equivalent to moderate physical activities, like brisk walking or climbing. Sex has been shown to increase overall fitness and improve mental health. Regular sexual activity will improve the general health and wellness, reduce stress and anxiety. Sex helps to sleep better at night.
Sex is a natural way to improve the fitness. It’s one of the best workouts one can get. That’s why sex is recommended by many experts. Generally the average person has sex once or twice a week. During sex / intercourse, one can burn an average of 4 to 5 calories per minute. 10-15 minutes of penile-vaginal intercourse, make one to feel like running a marathon. The movements of sex / intercourse can tighten and tone abdominal and pelvic muscles. For women, improved muscle tone improves bladder control.
Sex can be a great way to boost the brain power. Sex allows the brain to release the happy hormone : dopamine, which naturally invigorates and energizes the brain. Sex in addition increases blood flow and oxygen to the brain. Regular sex strengthens the mind. It has been proven that sex produces new cells in the brain, allowing for healthy cognitive development and improvements in mood. Research has shown that aging men can expect an increase in their memory when they reach 50.
Sex can be one of the most pleasurable things in the world, and it can also help us stay healthy. Regular sex can lower the risk of getting sick by up to 40%. T-cells are responsible for immunity. According to several studies, people who have sex once or more per week have a higher T-cell count than those who abstain from sexual activity for five days per week.
Have you ever wondered why sex feels so good?
It is because of a combination of relaxation and endorphin production. The endorphins from sex promote more than just a sense of well-being and calm. Endorphins are the body’s natural painkiller. Endorphins are released in large quantity into circulation after sex. It acts on brain and lowers the pain threshold. The endorphins also combat migraine and back pain
The most common side effect of sex is a big smile on your face. Research shows that sexual activity reduces blood pressure. The study, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, found that sexual activity boosts blood flow throughout the body and lowers blood pressure in both men and women. Sex increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the heart and blood vessels while decreasing blood pressure. Thus sex reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Dr. Vijayakumar did his MBBS in Kilpauk Medical College and later went on to Madras Medical College for his Master courses in Clinical Pathology. He underwent masters in Psychology and Yoga. Underwent Fellowship training in Andrology and Clinical Embryology by Prof Ariff Bongso. Did his PhD in Hormones, Yoga and Sexual problems. He has been trained by the Council of Sex Education & Parenthood International (India). He was the first medical professional to start an exclusive clinic for the management of sexual problems in Salem,Tamil Nadu in the year 1988. He has put up more than thirty years experience. He has offered professional help to thousands of persons especially newly married. Besides treating sexual dysfunctions, he is also an expert in treating pre-marital counselling.
Trekking and offroad jeeping are his other passions.