The WSJ reports that some studies suggest sex "is as good for your health as vitamin D and broccoli."
Here are some of sex's health benefits according to the WSJ:
Stress relief: The rush of hormones boosts mood, fosters feelings of closeness and helps manage stress for days.It seems to me like these health benefits are similar to yoga's health benefits? So is sex + yoga the secret to optimal health?
Weight: Sex burns about five calories per minute, meaning it would take roughly 12 hours to lose a pound.
Better Sleep: After exertion, oxytocin and prolactin bring on satiation and sleep—especially in men.
Longevity: More sex means longer lives for men; women live longer when they are sexually satisfied.
Heart health: Sex raises heart rates about as much as climbing two flights of stairs.