Sex and Sanity

April 7, 2005

Perhaps the best reason of the week to have sex:

“Perry Bartlett, a professor at the University of Queensland’s Brain Institute, said mental and physical exercise helped create and nurture new nerve cells in the brain, keeping it functional and warding off diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s…

…Prolactin levels also go up during sex as well. So one could think of a number of more entertaining activities than running in order to regulate the production of nerve cells, Bartlett said. “

Link to Reuters article