Put Weekly Sex In Your Life

It’s not always easy, but you should try to put weekly sex in your relationship.
Granted, there’s probably little harm in doing it more often if you’re feeling randy, but weekly sex appears to be the sweet spot. That’s the conclusion of a Canadian study published in November 2015 which found that weekly sex helped couples keep an intimate connection.
That’s easier said than done for some couples, given stress, schedules, biological challenges and the general process of getting older, but it’s something you can certainly do with commitment and a little strategy. Let’s talk about weekly sex – both why it’s important and how to make it a regular (and erotic!) part of your life.

Why Weekly Sex is Important

Having sex once a week appears to have the most benefit to a relationship. That’s the finding of the study, published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, which is based on 3 previous studies with more than 30,000 participants.
The primary focus of this most recent study was to evaluate how sexual frequency affected well-being.
As you’d expect, the researchers found that sex is good and that more sex is better. The latter point had a catch, however – sex once a week appeared to have the greatest effect on intimacy between partners. Beyond that, and the positive effects of weekly sex started trailing off.
For their methodology, the researchers analyzed the results of three studies – the first of which being a survey conducted every two years between 1989 and 2012.

Sex once a week appeared to have the greatest effect on intimacy between partners. Beyond that, and the positive effects of weekly sex started trailing off.

These focused on responses from over 25,000 adults between 18 and 89. Among other things, the volunteers answered questions about sexual frequency (from none to 4+ times a week) and their perceptions of happiness.
In the second study, researchers surveyed 335 people online. Most of these subjects were heterosexual.
For the third study, the researchers analyzed the findings of yet another survey – this one a 14 year questionnaire of married heterosexual American couples.
Several patterns emerged from this compiled research. Sexually active couples were happier than folks who didn’t do it, but only to a point. The boosts to well-being from regular sexual activity levelled off at once a week. There was no harm in having sex more often than that – it just didn’t translate to greater well-being as a whole.
The researchers found no differences in the findings based on gender, age or length of relationship.
It’s worth considering the research does not prove that sexual frequency affects happiness. The study was not designed for that. Nor was any link found between weekly sex and well-being for single people.

Your bedroom should be used only for sleep and sex.
Your bedroom should be used only for sleep and sex.

More conclusively though, the researchers found the average couple had sex once a week. This suggests it’s the average because it’s the ‘natural sweet spot’ that couples are doing subconsciously to maintain their connection. It also lends weight to obvious assumption that couples are happier when the sex is good.
Men are more likely to get happiness from the physical aspects of sex, say observers of the study in the medical community, while women are more likely to enjoy the emotional pleasure of intimacy.
Still, you’ve got to wonder why the benefits of regular sex seem to trail off after once every seven days. The answer may lie in the brain’s pleasure center. Eat an ice cream, for example, and you’ll love the first one. Have another, and your enjoyment starts to wear off.

Light That Spark

OK, so we’ve established that weekly sex is important for your well-being and that of your partner. Weekly sex – once every seven days – seems to be the magic place to maintain intimacy and make passion the trill it’s meant to be.
That can be difficult with years on a relationship. So how do you keep that spark lit and keep things intimate months, years and decades with the same partner? Try this:
Make Your Relationship Your Top Priority – In the end, it’s your relationships that matter. So make them your top priority – set aside at least three times a week together when you can cuddle, go on a date, share a hobby or intimate meal together. Do anything you can do that puts you alone together.
Have a ‘Couple Ritual’ – A ‘Couples Ritual’ is a habit with your partner unique to the two of you. It could be simple or something on a bigger scale. That could be brushing your teeth together, kissing before going to work/coming home, an inside joke or a language you speak together. The point is to do something you can share with your partner.
Think About Sex – Get in the habit of thinking about sex each week. There will be times throughout your life when you have greater interest in sex than others. We’re suggesting you make it consistent – learn what puts you in the mood and initiate sex each week. Try Provestra or HerSolution Pills if you need to revive your libido.
Flirt – You may find those sexy glances and lust-filled texts came easier while you were dating, but it’s important to flirt after you’re married too. Put a little passion into it to keep things fresh.
Work At It – Relationships can be hard work. So don’t let things get stale; try new things, like these new sex positions (you’ll love them!). Talk about your likes and dislikes. Put work into your relationship – and, of course, aim for weekly sex.

Make it Easier

HerSolution Pills womens libido supplement.
HerSolution Pills womens libido supplement.

We offer two forms of female enhancement products here at Natural Health Source. One is a gel and the other is a women’s libido supplement. They’re both based on natural formulations and are made to make sex both comfortable and rewarding.
female enhancement gel is a topical application. Applied to the genitalia, it’s designed to reduce dryness, so you’re instantly in the mood. Natural Health Source customers like these because they’re based on natural ingredients, and can be more gentle than drugstore lubricants in this highly sensitive area.
female libido supplement is the opposite – it’s designed for long-term sexual enjoyment. This is a natural libido pill, with sexual nutrients that build up in the female reproductive system. You’ll typically wait 1-3 months to enjoy the benefits, but you’re in for a very enjoyable ride when they do.
The benefits of a female libido pill include more sexual desire, easier climaxes and the ability to have spontaneous passion whenever you like. You may want to opt for Provestra, which has black cohosh root, if menopause symptoms are giving you trouble.
Consider using a female enhancement gel like HerSolution Gel for comfort and/or a women’s libido supplement like HerSolution Pills (or Provestra) for ongoing passion and long-term fulfillment. They’re both designed to make sex more enjoyable, and may help put weekly sex back in your bedroom and rekindle that spark to bring you closer together.


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    For that study, researchers looked specifically at cannabidiol to treat anxiety associated with public speaking. Research published in 2014 found that CBD oil had anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects in an animal model. … Researchers found that cannabidiol reduced the child’s anxiety and helped her sleep.

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    CBD Oil for Pets: Everything You Need to Know

    Have you heard all about CBD recently? From treating pain to managing anxiety, CBD has numerous emotional and physical health benefits associated with it.

    But, did you know that it can also be beneficial the furry friend in your life? That’s right! CBD oil for pets also yields many similar benefits. 

    Let’s get into what you need to know.

    What Is CBD Oil For Pets?

    You’ve probably seen the term everywhere, but do you actually know what CBD oil is and what it does? 

    In a nutshell, it is a liquid derived from marijuana plants. Marijuana plants contain over 80 different cannabinoids. That means there are many ways to extract oil from these plants. 

    Although many confuse the two terms, CBD is not THC. Most CBD oil products are derived from hemp (the fibrous portion of the plant).

    Manufacturers use the hemp because it has higher CBD concentrations with limited THC levels.

    Therefore, CBD is ‘part’ of marijuana. However, it’s not the ‘part’ of marijuana most people typically think of when they think of the stereotypical marijuana. 

    You obviously don’t roll it up into a joint or smoke it to get high. You take it in an oil form- often as a mode of medicinal therapy. People currently use CBD oil for:

    • anxiety and depression
    • acne and blemishes
    • pain management
    • substance abuse treatment
    • alleviating symptoms associated with cancer
    • anti-seizure properties 

    What Can CBD Oil Do For Pets? 

    Just like with humans, CBD oil can provide support for a variety of issues including:

    • stress and anxiety
    • back pain
    • cancer symptoms
    • gastrointestinal issues
    • seizures and epilepsy
    • nervous system protection
    • appetite stimulation
    • nerve-related pain
    • inflammation

    Most owners administer CBD oil orally to their pets. However, it can also be used with other medications and topical treatments.

    Most CBD oil for pets is derived from hemp oil. This means that it contains very little to no traces of THC. For this reason, it’s legal in all 50 states.

    What Are The Risks? 

    Unlike some pain relievers for animals, with proper usage, CBD oil does not have life-threatening side effects. For one, the animal isn’t ‘high’ or sedated.

    Second, it doesn’t cause long-term damage to the kidney or liver.

    Most experts agree that CBD oil is incredibly low-risk for animals. In fact, they’re more likely to experience toxicity when eating the wrong thing (like chocolate).

    However, like with all medications, there is a risk for overdosing. The biggest concern is THC toxicity.

    THC toxicity can cause issues with appetite or coordination that can last for several days.

    If you suspect an adverse reaction, take your animal to the veterinarian immediately. Ingestion of large amounts of anything (including marijuana) can be lethal for animals.

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    This is a story about Helmut Strebl. If you’ve not heard about this man before, then let me remind you that he’s the same ripped guy whose pictures are seen doing round on the internet, accompanied with captions like ‘world’s most ripped man’ and Mr. Shredder.  A look at his pictures and you can’t contest the names given to this man. His extremely low body fat percentage is a testament of what can be achieved with decades of hard work and dedication coupled with good genetics. He has competed and modelled for almost two decades now and is well known for his motivational speeches apart from a godly ripped physique. Here’s his story.

    Helmut is not a usual bodybuilder who gets into shape before an event. He maintains the same level of conditioning throughout the year. He weighs 205 to 215 at a height of 6’3′ all year round with a body fat percentage of around 4 to 5 percent. He is a bodybuilder and a model by profession who has competed in many events and even featured in a music video with Madonna.

    He first competed at the Mr. World 1996, where he ranked 11th.  The same year he went on to become Mr. Austria 1996. Thereafter he appeared for many natural bodybuilding competitions like Muscle Mania and European Natural Bodybuilding Championships. He has even won these titles more than half a dozen of times. His latest trophy was that of the Miami Pro World Championship, 2014. In the same competition, he was also crowned best muscle model over 40.

    The 5 Principles to Putting On Muscle

    1. Eat More

    In addition to adequate protein, you need more calories. Use the following formula to calculate the number you need to take in daily to gain 1 pound a week. (Give yourself 2 weeks for results to show up on the bathroom scale. If you haven’t gained by then, increase your calories by 500 a day.)

    • A. Your weight in pounds: _____
    • B. Multiply A by 12 to get your basic calorie needs: _____
    • C. Multiply B by 1.6 to estimate your resting metabolic rate (calorie burn without factoring in exercise): _____
    • D. Strength training: Multiply the number of minutes you lift weights per week by 5: _____
    • E. Aerobic training: Multiply the number of minutes per week that you run, cycle, and play sports by 8: _____
    • F. Add D and E, and divide by 7: _____
    • G. Add C and F to get your daily calorie needs: _____
    • H. Add 500 to G: _____. This is your estimated daily calorie needs to gain 1 pound a week.

    2. Work Your Biggest Muscles

    If you’re a beginner, just about any workout will be intense enough to increase protein synthesis. But if you’ve been lifting for a while, you’ll build the most muscle quickest if you focus on the large muscle groups, like the chest, back, and legs.

    Add squats, deadlifts, pullups, bent-over rows, bench presses, dips, and military presses to your workout. Do two or three sets of eight to 12 repetitions, with about 60 seconds’ rest between sets. That rep range will put your muscle cells on the fast track to hypertrophy, the process they use to grow.

    3. Have a Drink First

    A 2001 study at the University of Texas found that lifters who drank a shake containing amino acids and carbohydrates before working out increased their protein synthesis more than lifters who drank the same shake after exercising.

    The shake contained 6 grams of essential amino acids—the muscle-building blocks of protein—and 35 grams of carbohydrates.

    “Since exercise increases bloodflow to your working tissues, drinking a carbohydrate-protein mixture before your workout may lead to greater uptake of the amino acids in your muscles,” says Kevin Tipton, Ph.D., an exercise and nutrition researcher at the University of Texas in Galveston.

    For your shake, you’ll need about 10 to 20 grams of protein—usually about one scoop of a whey-protein powder. Can’t stomach protein drinks? You can get the same nutrients from a sandwich made with 4 ounces of deli turkey and a slice of American cheese on whole wheat bread. But a drink is better.

    “Liquid meals are absorbed faster,”. So tough it out. Drink one 30 to 60 minutes before your workout.

    4. Lift Every Other Day

    Do a full-body workout followed by a day of rest. Studies show that a challenging weight workout increases protein synthesis for up to 48 hours immediately after your exercise session.

    “Your muscles grow when you’re resting, not when you’re working out,” says Michael Mejia, C.S.C.S., Men’s Health exercise advisor and a former skinny guy who packed on 40 pounds of muscle using this very program.

    5. Down the Carbs After Your Workout

    Research shows that you’ll rebuild muscle faster on your rest days if you feed your body carbohydrates.

    “Post-workout meals with carbs increase your insulin levels,” which, in turn, slows the rate of protein breakdown. Have a banana, a sports drink, a peanut-butter sandwich.

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