Everyone wants to know how to look younger. A recent report from the Royal Edinburgh hospital states that frequent sex is a key way one can look younger as they age. Frequent sex leads to a number of health benefits thanks to the endorphins released during sex. These “feel good” chemicals act as natural pain killers, reduce anxiety, aid in sleep, and keep the body feeling fit and healthy. All of these features are why frequent sex can keep adults looking seven years younger than their non-sexually-active peers.
David Weeks, the man responsible for the study, kept things simple in his explanation. Week believes that, “lovemaking is good”.
In the study, a number of men and women were questioned about their sex history. Those who reported more frequent sexual activity consistently reported healthier lives in general. They also looked younger for their age than those that were having less sex. Sex also promotes human growth hormone which is a chemical that keeps skin elastic and youthful looking.
The healthiest men and women studied were those that had sex three times a week instead of only twice.
Weeks findings promote the idea that couples should maintain a consistent level of sexual activity as they age. As men and women get older, their sex lives become more important to their overall levels of health. Dr. Weeks plans to use his research to promote elderly sex as a form of youth preservation.
So there you go. For everyone wondering the secret for eternal youth, the answer may not lie in the kitchen or gym, but instead in the bedroom.