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6 Healthy Reasons to Have More Sex

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When you list life’s pleasures, there’s a good chance that good sex is high on the list.

But did you know that beyond the obvious benefits, it's also a boon to your weight loss efforts?

You don’t need your partner to chase you around the bedroom to have your sex life help you shed a pound or two. Here are some eye-opening facts about sex.

What you learn about its impact on weight loss may make “dancing between the sheets” your favorite form of exercise!

6 Healthy Reasons to Get Busy in the Bedroom

1. Sex Burns Calories

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You might not have thought about this before, but this just makes sense. When you’re having sex instead of lying there in bed (or sitting on the couch), you’re exercising in the same way that you would if you were riding a bike or going for a brisk walk.

Just sitting around doing nothing burns around 70 calories per hour.

Half an hour of sex burns about 150 calories – more if your sex is extremely active!

Sex is just another form of aerobic exercise – when done right, it should get your heart pounding.

And as an added bonus, it’s free! You don’t need to invest in special shoes, a gym membership, or cute workout clothes.

2. Sex Staves Off Cravings

When you can’t stop eating high carb, high-fat foods, it’s usually because your cortisol levels are high.

Cortisol is the hormone that we make when we’re feeling anxious, and having sex is a great counter to stress. It lowers your blood pressure and makes you feel calmer, short-circuiting any diet sabotaging cravings you may have.

3. Sex Helps You Sleep Like a Baby

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There is a ton of research that ties poor sleep to gaining weight. When you're sleep deprived your body makes too much of the hormone that makes you hungry and not enough of the hormone that helps you know when you’re full.

Satisfying sex bumps up your levels of oxytocin and helps you sleep well.

4. Sex Makes You Feel Good About Yourself (and your body)

When you’re feeling sexy and desired, you are likely to have a much more positive body image and higher levels of self-confidence. Both of these things can help you stick to a healthy eating plan. It can also encourage you to exercise.

5. Real Good Sex Tones Muscles

Depending on the positions you choose, sex can help you tone and strengthen a variety of muscles. Arms, shoulders, thighs and glutes are just a few of the areas that can get a good workout!

Believe it or not, there are even foods that can make you have better sex!

6. Having Sex Creates a Positive Weight Loss Cycle

If you're in the midst of a weight loss mission and have already lost a few pounds, there’s a good chance that you are enjoying sex more than you did before.

Losing even a little bit of weight has a big impact on your ability to enjoy sex whether you’re male or female. Males who lose weight have higher testosterone levels, while women who lose weight have better orgasms and are more easily aroused.

And while we're talking candidly about the boudoir, here are 5 reasons you should be sleeping naked too.

Yours in health and happiness,

Danette

P.S. Please share the good news with your friends and lovers! I welcome your comments below too. Did you already know all this good news about sex and weight loss?

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