How "Sexercising" Can Benefit You

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How "Sexercising" Can Benefit You [EXPERT]
You don't need a membership to "sexercise" and it burns more calories than going to the gym!

Common sense tells us that sex is exercise. By the time you have finished you are both hot, sweaty and exhausted. Sometimes, you get those day after muscle pains that make you wonder. Then, with a flirty flush of awareness, you remember why you are achy.

Researchers around the globe have published numerous reports on the health benefits of sex. The reports show that sex decreases stress, boosts the immune system, burns calories, produces good endorphins and promotes better sleep. So, how does "sexercise" work and how can it benefit you?

Health benefits. Sex isn't just fun, it's good for your body too. The act of increasing your heart rate and exerting energy can lower blood pressure and chances of a heart attack. This can mean less stress and a happier state of being. Sex also releases happy hormones called endorphins that stimulate cells in the immune system, which appears to help ward off cancer, diminish wrinkles and increase your ability to fight infections. Over 50? Don't Age Gracefully, Live Agelessly

Recent evidence suggests that men who ejaculate frequently, or atleast five times per week, can experience a reduced risk of prostate cancer. For women, intercourse and vibrators help keep the vaginal tissues supple. For both sexes, the saying "use it or lose it" holds true. Here's some calorie counting information for you to think about. The calorie count estimation is based on a range of results from multiple websites Advice: My Girlfriend Is Afraid Of Sex

"Sexercise"

  1. Kissing burns 60-70 calories per hour
  2. Sex burns 80-150 calories per hour
  3. Oral sex burns 80-120 calories per half hour
  4. Intimate dancing burns 80 –130 calories per hour

Exercise

  1. A punching bag burns 200-250 calories per half hour
  2. Rowing burns 100-120 calories per half hour
  3. Jogging burns 200-300 calories per half hour
  4. Yoga burns 70-95 calories per half hour

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Dr Dorree Lynn

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Dr. Dorree Lynn, PhD, is a practicing psychologist and life coach with more than 40 years of experience. The founder of the website FiftyAndFurthermore.com, she's been AARP’s Media “Sexpert” and has had her own segment, “On the Couch” on AARP TV. She has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, & VH1, and has been featured in national publications from Glamour to Time magazine. A sought-after speaker and media expert, she maintains a “Master Class” psychotherapy practice in Washington, DC, and speaks nationally. Dr. Dorree is also a wife, mother, and grandmother of a multinational family. She is the author of several books including her latest, Sex for Grownups: Dr. Dorree Reveals the Truths, Lies, and Must-Tries for Great Sex After 50 (HCI Books, April 2010).

Location: Jacksonville, FL
Credentials: Other, PhD
Specialties: Couples/Marital Issues, Dating/Being Single Support, Sexuality
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