Bioidentical_Hormones_Ageology_Testosterone2As if you needed an excuse, having sex can actually improve your overall health. A recent article by FitSugar explains the seven helpful, healthful reasons why having sex can double as a workout, plus leave you happier and healthier.

Boost Immunity – Studies show that individuals who engage in sex one to two times per week have 30 percent higher levels of immunoglobulin A, an antibody known to boost the immune system and fight off colds and the flu.

Get A Core Muscle Workout – Skip the crunchies, having sex actually strengthens your pelvic floor muscles. Added bonus: A strong, toned pelvic floor helps improve bladder control in women.

Sleep Better – It’s no wonder that many people fall asleep after sex. Sexual activity increases a hormone called oxytocin, which can help you sleep better.

Prevent Heart Disease – Men who have sex two or more times per week actually cut their risk of developing heart disease in half.

Clear Sinuses – Believe it or not, having an orgasm can temporarily clear up stuffiness. Now that’s great news with allergy season on its way.

Live Longer, Feel Younger – It almost sounds like an infomercial, but it’s true: Women who enjoy having sex tend to live longer than those who do not. What’s more, sex can make women feel anywhere from two to eight years younger.

Reduce Stress – Thanks to the release of endorphins, a romp in the bedroom can help to reduce blood pressure leaving you (and your partner) feeling less stressed.

So there you have it: Look AND feel better, without the cost of a gym membership. For more tips on healthy living, subscribe to the Ageology feed or join us on Facebook.