Sexual activity is considered to be an important component a person’s well-being, whether the person has cardiovascular disease or not. Specialists in hearts and vessels insist on two very essential points when discussing the risks of heart attacks linked to sexual activity.

First, it is a physical activity which, like any other sport, increases the risk of heart attack when it is being practiced. Second, regular physical activity (sex or otherwise) reduces the risk of heart attack. To ascertain the positive effect of sex on the human heart, researchers studied 495 couples. They found that people who are having an active sex life have 35% less chances of a heart attack.

With these two basic theorems of cardiovascular physiology, we can infer that sexual activity can be considered as a good friend of the heart along with a few restrictions. A healthy sex life with your partner is equivalent to the effort required to climb two floors on foot. The stress hormones released during sex is good for the heart. Depending upon each person’s situation (severity of the disease, symptoms, treatment, desired activity, etc.), the impact of sexual health may vary.

A good sex life is indeed good for a healthy heart. These beneficial effects are caused by multiple factors. The romantic relationship between couples causes relaxation and help fight against depression and pain. It also allows the production of “pleasure hormones” such as serotonin, dopamine and endorphins. In addition, sexual intercourse is a physical effort of moderate intensity. It also helps eliminate toxins, increases the heart rate, and activates blood circulation.

The benefits of sexual activity are now known to everyone. It comes with certain emotional and physical effects that are imperative for a healthy heart. This is one of the reasons that the risk of a heart attack is low in a romantic relationship.