Having sex can be good for your health
March 10th, 2009 @ 7:03am
by Hanna Scott/KTAR
Making time for a little romance could be good for your health, according to Dr. Michael Roizen with the Cleveland Clinic.
And, don't skip the sex!
"Humans maybe are the most sexual species of all," said Roizen.
He added, "Men who have sex three times a week have a 50 percent reduction in heart attacks and strokes, compared to their peers."
Women can benefit too, he said.
"For women, it's quality. So if you have high-quality sex, the amount of time you want it, it's two to eight years younger in both feeling, looking," said Roizen.
A good sex life also is healthy for the mind -- Roizen said for most people, boosting their romantic encounters from once a month to once a week is the happiness equivalent of getting a $50,000-a-year raise.