The heart attack was terrifying. But you’re feeling better now. Sure, you’ve had to change your diet a bit and commit to more exercise, but life is almost back to normal.
Your doctor says you’re doing great. But there is one thing that’s still bothering you. And the truth is it worries most men after a heart attack. In fact, it’s the number one question guys have but don’t ask.
And that is, “Is it REALLY safe for me to have sex again?”
Well, I have good news. For most men getting back into the game is perfectly safe. Actually, there are some excellent reasons to start getting frisky again now that you’ve recovered from your heart attack.
I’ll explain in just a moment. But keep in mind it’s still a good idea to talk with your doc about your own case. No matter how shy you feel, I can promise you he will not be shocked.
Harvard experts say sex after a heart attack is safe
It’s perfectly reasonable to be worried about hopping into the sack again. After all, you can work up quite a sweat. So it’s only natural you’d be concerned about it putting a strain on your heart.
But you’ll be relieved to learn that top experts at Harvard University say sexual activity plays a role in less than one percent of all heart attacks. Which means your risk of having a heart attack during sex is no higher than it is for anyone else.
In other words, yes, sex after a heart attack is safe for most guys.
Sex after a heart attack can HELP your heart
So sex won’t increase your risk of a second heart attack. But it turns out roll in the hay may also help you prevent another one.
1. Physical activity is good for the heart:
By now, you and your doctor have discussed an exercise routine. And you’re getting into the swing of it. But I have some good news. Sex counts as exercise too. So it’s time to add some more mattress time to your routine.
Exercise is an excellent form of exercise for anyone concerned about his heart. It can help gently strengthen the heart muscle without straining it.
2. Reducing stress is good for the heart:
A roll in the hay is a terrific stress reducer. And since stress dramatically increases your risk of a heart attack, having more sex could help ward off another.
Several studies, including one from Brigham Young University, confirm physical intimacy can dramatically reduce stress. In fact, just touching someone you love can help you relax experts say. Taking it even further can cut your stress hormone levels and trigger feel-good chemicals making you feel calm and relaxed.
3. Low blood pressure is good for the heart:
Everyone knows lowering high blood pressure is good for your heart health. But did you know fun in the bedroom could help you do just that?
Research published in the journal Biological Psychology found a fulfilling love life helps keep blood pressure at a healthy level, even during stressful events.
4. Sex is good for the heart:
But the heart benefits of making whoopee aren’t all indirect benefits like those above. It turns out sex has more direct heart benefits too.
According to experts from of the New England Research Institute, sex can reduce the risk of heart disease. In a study of more than 1000 men, researchers found that men who had sex at least twice a week had a 47 percent lower chance of developing heart disease than men who had sex less often.
Don’t let a heart attack make your life dull. Sex is both fun and good for you. And experts agree, sex after a heart attack IS safe. So go ahead and get back in the saddle again.
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