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A romp in the hay is more than an afternoon or evening of fun — it’s a bona fide wellness booster. Studies show that sex is good for you, and good sex is even better: It relieves stress, boosts your immune system and just makes you feel all-around good.

Apparently, sex is even more important to happiness than money — according to research, increasing intercourse from once a month to once a week makes people as happy as getting an additional $50,000 in income. And in this economy, upping your intercourse may just be easier to make happen! But not that easy. After a long day at the office, the couch may be calling more loudly than the bedroom. If that sounds like you, you’re not alone: 37 percent of Americans report stress and fatigue as barriers to having more frequent and satisfying sex.

Happily, there are ways to unwind and feel more energized about sex that won’t just benefit your sex life: Having more sex will also make you feel more relaxed. Eating healthfully and exercising will also boost your sex life — and, some experts say, getting in regular nookie makes you more likely to take care of other aspects of your health. So, light those candles, pour that massage oil and get ready for one of the most fun ways you can improve your wellness!

Wow Fact
Got a headache? Say “Yes, dear” tonight! Numerous studies have found that sexual activity helps relieve chronic pain, such as back pain and headaches. Regular sex also gives people a higher threshold of pain tolerance — so keep it up, and you might not even notice your aches.

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