5 Benefits Of A Healthy Sex Life

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​Writer-director Tahira Kashyap, wife of Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana, never shies away from talking about various facets of her life on social media and during interviews – from her battle with cancer to her love life.

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​In her latest book ‘The 7 Sins Of Being A Mother’ has mentioned about her sex life with husband Ayushmann Khurrana. And a brief of which she even shared during her recent appearance on actor and entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty’s new show ‘Shape of You’.

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​During the conversation, Shilpa complemented Tahira for her non-prude attitude and Tahira replied, “But is what it is no! It’s sex and it is great and it’s good.” Later, Shilpa asked her to rate sex as a workout and the writer-director instantly responded saying: “Even a quickie, in our case, costs a lot of calories.”

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​And while we’re on the lines of sex as a workout, here, we’d like to share with you the benefits of physical intimacy – that, of course, isn’t just limited to increased bonding.

​1. Improved physical fitness

​Those couples who have regular sex report better physical fitness. As per the American Heart Association, sexual activity can be equated with moderate physical activities like brisk walking or even climbing two flights of stairs.

​2. Enhances cognitive function

​ A 2018 study that included 6,000 adults revealed that frequent sex helps to improve brain power, especially among the older generation.

​3. Increases immunity

​Watch your immunity improve with every hot sex sesh with your partner. Believe it or not, regular sex can also reduce your chances of getting a cold or flu.

​4. Promotes Weight Loss

​A study published in the journal PLoS One reveals that having sex for as little as 30 minutes can burn an average of 200 calories. Time to sexercise!

​5. Boosts heart health

​Did you know? Having sex can really make your heart swell with joy! No kidding. A study that has been published in Biol Psychol pointed out how sexual activity can help to lower systolic blood pressure. Sexual activity can help dilate blood vessels, and increase the circulation of oxygen.

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