New Study: Sex Increases Heart Attack Risk For Lazy People,
If you sit on your butt most of the time, this news may make you break out in a sweat; Sporadic bursts of sex or exercise can increase the risk of a heart attack.
Dr. Issa Dahabreh and Dr. Jessica Paulus, researchers at Tufts Medical Centre in Boston, made this discovery after reviewing 10 studies investigating physical activity, three involving sexual activity and one study that looked at both.
The study, which appears in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, came to a painful conclusion: Acute cardiac events were significantly associated with episodic physical and sexual activity.
The team found that people were 3.5 times more likely to get a heart attack or have sudden cardiac death when exercising, compared to when they are not.
And they are 2.7 times more likely to get a heart attack when they are having sex or immediately afterwards, compared with when they are not. people who do not exercise regularly needed to start any exercise programme slowly, gradually increasing the intensity of the workout over time.
However, that was only in people who could be classified as “couch potatoes,” “lard bottoms” and “lazy bones.”
“We want to make that clear,”
“The point isn’t that sex or exercise is bad, it’s that you need to have a regular physical routine.” the increased risk of cardiac arrest after exercise or sex only lasts one to two hours.
One frustrating aspect of the study: The research didn’t go into detail as to what kind of sexual activities are most likely to increase the risk.
One person not surprised by the results is porn actress Nina Hartley, who also is a registered nurse (although her license is currently inactive).
“This lets us know that sex is great exercise, so people should get their heart checked out and start having more sex,” she said.