Magazine The Lancet published a few days ago a study on life expectancy that put Spain on the path of leading the ranking in 2040, when they estimate that it will reach an average life of 85.8 years, an average increase of 2.8 years that would place it by over Japan. The United Kingdom, however, will not exceed 83.3 years, according to the investigation, which has led the British to eat the head looking for the reasons why in southern Europe you enjoy two more years of life.
According to an article by The Times titled If they drink and smoke, why do the Spaniards live so much?, The reasons would be the habit of walking; Mediterranean diet; drink red wine; eat tomatoes, olive oil and almonds and less ultra-processed; nap; rest at work; use a happy and positive language; the tradition of tapas; and yes, sex.
For the British media, Spaniards have a more hectic bedroom than their northern neighbors. But is sex the secret of longevity? No one can know for sure, but it is clear that it has beneficial effects for health. It will try to add them all.
It saves us from infections
A large number of living beings have sex to reproduce, and scientists have recently determined that such an act could help future generations fight infections. Unlike the asexual, this form of reproduction allows descendants to receive genes from two parents, potentially becoming better equipped to adapt to changing environments and cope with rapidly evolving parasites.
According to this scientific research, sex reinforces in women the hippocampus, the region of the brain associated with memory. The work, published in the magazine Archives of Sexual Behavior, revealed that women who have more penile vaginal sex (PVI) remembered more words in a test of verbal recognition, although sexual activity had no effect at the time of remembering faces better. The study analyzed 78 heterosexual women between the ages of 18-29 years, who underwent a computerized memory test of abstract words and faces with neutral expression.
Makes you happy and motivates you
It turns out that not only is the perfect evasion of labor problems, but maybe even solve them. Sexual relationships make you feel happier and more motivated the next day. And when you feel happier, you tend to be more productive and successful; in the same way that the realization and the lack of stress have benefits of return for the health. This conclusion was reached by researchers from Oregon State University (USA), who subjected 159 couples to two daily questionnaires for two weeks about their sex life.
You do not need company
According to N + 1 Julián Alcalá Ramírez, a researcher at the Faculty of Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), a doctor and sexologist, masturbation "involves exploring and feeling with the whole body and is an excellent way to get to know each other better to oneself. "For the expert, brain flow" promotes the mobilization of lipids related to heart problems, which prevents heart problems, "and adds that those who masturbate" have greater capacity for abstraction, fantasy, memory and even they reduce the possibility of having a stroke. "It is a cardiovascular exercise because it increases the rhythm of breathing and the circulation of blood to the heart.
The more acrobat, the better for your mental health
Today, a study conducted by the Black Dog Institute (Australia) of the University of South Wales and published in the journal American Journal of Psychiatry reveals that the cure to both problems is the same: a single hour of regular exercise a week can prevent depression. Physical activity contracts these mental health benefits seen regardless of age or if you are male or female. If instead of frolicking between the sheets you want to go out to sweat outdoors, we leave it to your choice.
Beatriz de Vera
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