There’s one type of exercise that can give you a daily dose of heart-pumping activity and save your brain at the same time.
And if you want to get those benefits yourself, all I can say is…JUST DO IT!
You know the “it” I’m talking about — the type of workout you get in the bedroom with your loved one. Sex is a powerful tonic for your body and mind, and the latest research shows how it can help keep your brain sharp as you get older.
Men, if you keep rolling in the hay, you can expect to ace memory tests.
Even better, keeping sexually active in your golden years will help boost your executive function. That’s just what it sounds like: the ability to manage all the parts of your mind at once so you can use what you’ve learned to solve complex problems, make plans, and keep focused.
Ladies, you don’t quite get the same benefits, but there’s still plenty in “it” for you. Older women who have regular sex do better on memory tests, including tests involving both words and numbers, according to the study published in the journal Age and Ageing.
The researchers say their study of nearly 7,000 folks between the ages of 50 and 89 doesn’t actually PROVE that more sex leads to sharper minds. They’re planning another study to look more closely at the link.
In the meantime, I suggest you engage in some research of your own and see how it benefits you. Even if it doesn’t boost your memory, it’ll certainly help in a whole bunch of other ways… including making you feel just plain good.
By the way, it’s not just doing the deed itself that’ll keep your mind sharp. Even just THINKING about sex can do the trick.
I know that might sound absolutely cuckoo, but a 2012 study found that folks did better at critical thinking problems when they had sex on the mind.
And of course the benefits aren’t limited to the brain. It’s also our oldest, safest, and most pleasurable form of physical exercise around, giving you a cardiovascular workout that provides pleasure instead of pain.
As a result, studies show folks who have regular sex have a lower risk of a heart attack… and heart patients who keep at it have a better recovery.
If you’ve had a heart attack, the general rule of thumb is that if you can climb a couple flights of stairs, you can climb back into bed for more than just a nap.