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Doctor’s Orders

By Jessica Boden
Posted On Jul 19, 2013

New You Anti-Aging Tip: Sex more, age less.

Doctors across the nation are prescribing a simple, yet unconventional remedy. Have more sex! US researchers have found that women who enjoy active and vigorous sex lives are healthier, happier, cope better with aging, and are younger looking. Sex releases beta-endorphins, which help protect skin’s collagen, and oxytocin, which lowers the stress chemical cortisol. Additionally, sex naturally raises levels of the hormone DHEA, which has an anti-aging effect on the body. Further, feeling satisfied with your sex life is closely associated to your perceived quality of life. Maintaining a high level of happiness, both in the bedroom and elsewhere, may positively reinforce cognitive aspects of successful aging.