Inside the Bee Hive with Isa Ssenkumba
I have come to understand that God never makes a mistake and if he happens to make one, it is a calculated mistake.
At the time when I thought that sex is purely for reproducing and enjoyment little did I know that it also increases one’s life span. That’s such good news indeed!
Science has concluded that our pleasure pathway plays a much greater role in our lives than just the survival of species. First of all, it lowers blood pressure, improves cholesterol, and increases circulation.
It also raises the heartbeat from 70 to 150 beats per minute. Some studies have found that people who indulge in regular sex are half as likely to have heart attacks and strokes as those who don’t have sex at all.
During sex, every muscle in the body is worked and toned, particularly the pelvis, buttocks, stomach and arms. Thirty minutes of sex can burn as many as 200 calories.
There is also substantial evidence that it reduces food cravings, helps control your appetite and assists your body in absorbing the nutrients from food more easily. Generally, it improves the immunity of the body.
The researchers found women who had sex during the course of the week-long study had telomeres that were up to 30% longer. But relationship quality had no effect on them.
Scientists believe that an active love life spiced up by regular sex adds years to one’s life. Just how sex could have such an effect is unclear. But one possibility is that it reduces stress which has previously been linked to shorter telomeres.
It may also boost the immune system, increasing the production of natural killer cells which fight disease. Another theory is that it triggers the release of oxytocin – the so-called cuddle hormone which has been linked to better health.
This goes, particularly to the ladies. Did you know that sex can improve memory in women? A recent study found that frequent “penis in vagina” sex can also help improve a woman’s ability to remember words and phrases. It does this by increasing the blood flow to the hippocampal region of the brain. Although the same can be accomplished via any aerobic activity, it’s far to fun to do with sex.
Someone of you who have regular sex must be safe already: Your life expectancy is not only increased but also you have become immortal. And to those who still think that sex is a waste of time better think twice and go for it if you are of age and you already have a partner.