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An Active Romance Life is Heart Healthy!

Sex is Healthy and doctors have been saying so for years.

This isn’t about movie sex or the pretends we are inundated with on a daily basis. As a culture there is a multitude of stigmas surrounding sex and sexuality.  The fact is as much as sex sells; it also heals.

  • Sex Relieves Stress – increasing levels of oxytocin and stimulating relaxation
  • Sex Boosts Immunity – linked with higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin A or IgA, which can protect you from getting colds and other infections
  • Sex Burns Calories – burn about 200 calories in 30 minutes of sex
  • Sex Improves Cardiovascular Health – may help lower cholesterol and the risk of heart attack
  • Sex Boosts Self-Esteem – increases the youth-promoting hormone DHEA (dehydroepiandrostone)
  • Sex Improves Intimacy – oxytocin at orgasm stimulates feelings of affection, intimacy, and closeness
  • Sex Reduces Pain – thanks to the endorphins and corticosteroids released during sexual arousal and orgasm
  • Sex Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk – sex appears to decrease a man’s risk of prostate cancer, and the prevention of endometriosis in women
  • Sex Strengthens Pelvic Floor Muscle – increased muscle use means less later life incontinence
  • Sex Helps You Sleep Better – oxytocin released during orgasm also promotes sleep

And that’s just the beginning.

Queens University in Belfast tracked the mortality of about 1,000 middle-aged men over the course of a decade. The study was designed to compare persons of comparable circumstances, age and health. Its findings, published in 1997 in the British Medical Journal, were that men who reported the highest frequency of orgasm enjoyed a death rate half that of the slackers.

Have as Much Sex as Possible

If a 50-something man could have sex 700 times a year, the exercise and stress reduction would make him look and feel years younger.  I wouldn’t recommend quitting your day job in order to hit that number—but what’s the harm in trying? The next time your loved one says she has a headache, tell her she’s literally killing you. It works for me.

Men’s Health tip: Use this fun schedule to have sex eight times this week.

Read more: Dr Oz Tip 17



Sexual Healing Smoothie


    • 1/2 ripe banana, sliced
    • 1/2 cup blueberry low-fat yogurt
    • 1/4 cup ice
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 scoop libido blend by smoothie essentials
    • 1 scoop trim and fit blend by smoothie essentials

  • 2 tablespoons pecans, toasted, plus more for garnish
  • Dash freshly grated nutmeg, plus more for garnish


1. Purée all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a chilled glass, and garnish with toasted pecans and grated nutmeg; serve.


About MatchaGT by ShelleRae

Welcome! I am ShelleRae and I am very excited you are here. I joined the Smoothie Essentials team about 5 years ago now. Always health conscious and into prevention versus medication it seemed natural when the opportunity came up to take on the creation of this blog and the Smoothie Essentials blog as well. As mother to three and surrogate to many more I've practiced much of what I write on sometimes with great success and other times with a bit less. My friends and family are my test kitchen and my facts are most often from WebMD - they seem to have a fairly accurate and conservative approach. MatchaGT – the super premium Matcha Green Tea Introducing Matcha GT, the super premium Matcha Green Tea. Matcha GT is nature’s natural source of energy and antioxidants. Used for centuries in Japanese tea ceremonies, Matcha provides a powerful pick-me-up plus antioxidants and other health benefits to keep the body, mind and spirit in perfect balance. While many forms of green tea are strained or brewed, Matcha GT uses the whole tea leaf providing the full benefits and bold taste of whole green tea powder. My inspiration comes from others who also are striving to live a better life through lifestyle changes. More information is available at or by emailing Benefits: Natural Caffeine – longer lasting energy Antioxidants – to fight cancer causing free radicals Chlorophyll – powerful blood cleanse Coffee concepts and juice bars across North America including Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Smoothie King, and Booster Juice have recently started selling Matcha Green Tea smoothies, frappes, and lattes, promoting the great taste and health benefits of green tea.

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