How can skimping on sex affect my husband’s health?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Skimping on sex can snatch 4 years from your spouse's life:

Why Sex is good exercise for your brain and your body. The more sex you have (provided, it's safe sex and with a monogamous partner), the healthier you will be. Men who have sex once a month are at more than 2 times the risk of heart disease and heart attack as men who have sex twice a week.

What you can do

• Set aside 10 minutes every day to talk and reconnect with your spouse
  (we promise this will pay off in the bedroom).

• Kiss and cuddle for 10 minutes at least three times a week.

• Commit to having sex twice a week (make two dates for it if you have

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