How Regular Lovemaking Makes You Look up to 7 Years Younger than your Actual Age

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Fiona Macrae

web_ec094022If you are feeling amorous but your partner would rather turn over and go to sleep, it might help to pass this information on.

Regular sex helps people look youthful for longer, an expert claims.

Dr David Weeks’s research shows that older men and women with an active love life look between five and seven years younger than their actual age.

Regular sex: Research shows that older men and women with an active love life look between five and seven years younger than their actual age (file picture)

Other British research has credited regular lovemaking with halving the odds of early death.

Dr Weeks, former head of old age psychology at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, said that people of all agesshould be aware of the benefits of a healthy love life.

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The psychologist spent a decade quizzing thousands of men and women of all ages.

Those who looked younger than their age claimed to have sex an average 50 per cent more –in the 40-to-50 age group equating to three times a week rather than twice.

Dr Weeks says that the pleasure derived from sex is a ‘crucial factor’ in preserving youth.

Biology alsoplays a role, with sex releasing endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals.

These act as natural painkillers, easing anxiety and making it easier to drop off to sleep.

Exercise boosts circulation, which is important for the heart and gives skin a healthy glow.

Human growth hormone is also released by lovemaking and can help keep the skin elastic and so less likely to wrinkle.

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