Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Sex is good for you

In case you need an excuse or two to help the discussion along, Halley notes this study from Queens University in Belfast via Forbes of all places!

Some bulleted highlights:
  • Improved sense of smell
  • Reduced risk of heart disease
and of course
- Weight loss, overall fitness: Sex, if nothing else, is exercise. A vigorous bout burns some 200 calories--about the same as running 15 minutes on a treadmill or playing a spirited game of squash. The pulse rate, in a person aroused, rises from about 70 beats per minute to 150, the same as that of an athlete putting forth maximum effort. British researchers have determined that the equivalent of six Big Macs can be worked off by having sex three times a week for a year. Muscular contractions during intercourse work the pelvis, thighs, buttocks, arms, neck and thorax. Sex also boosts production of testosterone, which leads to stronger bones and muscles. Men's Health magazine has gone so far as to call the bed the single greatest piece of exercise equipment ever invented.
I like it! This may help to increase the frequency!

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