Against cognitive decline, British scientists recommend to couples over 50 years tohave a regular sexual activity.
Making love would improve our memory
Have a regular sexual activity at age 50 would improve memory and stimulate our brains, according to the results of a study published in the medical journal Age and Ageing.
Make love brings pleasure but not only. Sexual activity is good for health and for morale. Indeed, the increase in the secretion of serotonin helps to be good mood. Asat the time of orgasm, the brain releases endorphins, hormones of pleasure, sex would fight against stress and anxiety. Finally, the production of oxytocins would help to have quality sleep. Good news this study tells us that regular sexual activity at age50, would be as effective to maintain his memory and reduce cognitive decline, as isthe case for the sport.
Coventry (United Kingdom) University researchers conducted a study with 6800 participants men and women, ages 50 to 89 years to understand if sexual activity after age 50 had a positive effect on cognitive decline. Volunteers responded to a questionnaire on their sexual life. They then passed tests of memory and had to carry out exercises with figures.
The findings of the study showed that the people over 50 years with an active sexual life had a better memory.
Love hormones improve our brain health
After adjustment for factors of age, education, level of life, physical activity, and self-rated health, the researchers found that men who had regular sexual activity had ahigher success rate of 23% on tests of memory and 3% on the aftermath of figures.Sexual activity also played a role in the cognitive abilities of women. The results were, respectively, 14% and 2%.
"The hormones released by our body during sexual intercourse, namely dopamine and oxytocin would seek the area linked to the feeling of reward of our brain itself linked to our memory" says Hayley Wright Centre for research in psychology, and thebehavior of Coventry University.