Yes, that's correct, I said sex...
While it's a subject that can be taboo for some, it happens to be one of my favorites ;) I like to describe sex as "remaining as reproductively useful for as long as possible." It is a wonderful method to help you live longer (and have some fun in the process!).
In older men, who have sex twice a week, the health benefits are tremendous, including lower blood pressure, improving the immune system, and reducing the risk of heart attack, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. In older women, one benefit is its effect on DNA. Frequent sex has been shown to protect the telomere (the end of DNA strands) from deterioration, which affects longevity. In other words, having frequent sex will help you live longer! (And it goes without saying... frequent SAFE sex.)
Dr. Alan Maisel, a San Diego cardiologist, conducted a study of the elderly in a blue zone in Acciaroli, Italy, where 1 in 10 people are over 100 years old. His findings prompted him to state, "Sexual activity among the elderly appears to be rampant." Good for them! While these centenarians also have a healthy diet, fresh air, and other variables that contribute to their longevity, having safe sex frequently is definitely a factor.
Many people consider maintaining sexual activity into their golden years as an important measure of their quality of life. For those who are physically active, doing so is simply a part of their overall healthy lifestyle. For those who have physical limitations, however, staying sexually active as they grow older can be challenging. Regardless of where you fall within that spectrum, you can rest assured that having frequent, safe sex has many health benefits.
With that, I say, live long and have fun with sex!
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