Eat your vegetables and fruits, get seven to nine hours of sleep, don’t smoke, walk 30 minutes a day, stand more, stress less, be more mindful. It can be quite an undertaking to arrange and maintain a schedule that promotes health and longevity. And interestingly, the one activity you may not be placing high enough on your "must-do" list is the one that brings you the most pleasure of all: sex.
There's a wealth of medical data indicating that intercourse and orgasm not only maintain the lineage of our species, but they maintain our health in the years after childbearing. I've always had an interest in the connection between sex life and overall health, but with the release of my newest book, Vegan Sex, I think it's time to talk about just how healthy sex really is.
None other than the Harvard Health Letter declared that "Sex is important to health. It revs up metabolism and may boost the immune system. Frequent sexual intercourse is associated with reduced heart attack risk." But if that is true, why don’t doctors write "more sex" on a prescription pad at preventive care visits?