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Long live the 'sexercise'!

Sex could help people live longer and stay healthy, say experts. Sexual health experts had earlier found evidences that sex has benefits for mental well-being.

india Updated: Feb 14, 2006 12:39 IST

Sex could help people live longer and stay healthy, say experts.

Sexual health experts had earlier found evidences that sex has benefits for mental well-being. According to researchers at the British National Health Service (NHS), during "sexercise" endorphins released at orgasm stimulate immune system cells, which also help target illnesses like cancer, as well as wrinkles.

The article entitled "Get more than zeds in bed" is one of several sexual health-related articles to be found on the NHS Direct website. The article claimed that its findings are backed by science and clinical evidence, reported health portal News-Medical.

Sex uses every muscle group, gets the heart and lungs working hard, and burns about 300 calories an hour, the article says. It advices "regular romps this winter" could lead to a better body and a younger look, make hair shine and skin smooth.

The article also claims that orgasms release "painkillers" into the bloodstream, which helps keep mild illnesses such as colds and aches and pains away.

Healthy bones and muscles, and a feeling of well-being are a guaranteed result of the production of extra oestrogen and testosterone hormones which sex engenders, they claim.

They recommend that for those too busy to fit regular exercise into their schedule, sex will not only lower the risk of heart attacks but will help people live longer.