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A Surprising Health Benefit of Sex

February is the month full of love but it’s also heart health month. Believe it or not a good sex life can be a great way to keep your heart healthy. If you want to work on your heart health it may be time to ramp up your romantic rendezvous with your partner. Sex can also be a great form of exercise because it gets your heart pumping and works various muscle groups. Being intimate with your partner can also help relieve stress. Touching and hugging can release your body’s natural “feel-good hormones” like dopamine that your heart and brain craves. Of course, if you have a form of cardiovascular disease that is not stable or you have severe symptoms you should talk to your doctor before putting your love life in hyper-drive. Diet, exercise, appropriate supplementation, and prescription medications when needed are ways we help keep our heart healthy. Annie’s Pure Omega and Annie’s CoQ10 may be part of a heart healthy supplement regimen. If you have questions about supplements that can keep your heart ready for love call or stop by to speak with one of our pharmacists at Annie’s Apothecary.