THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Heart patients taking part in cardiac rehabilitation could receive a spicy side effect from the program — a boost in their sex life.
Attending cardiac rehab is associated with improved sexual function and more frequent sex, according to a new evidence review.
The program likely helps by increasing the patient’s physical fitness, said lead researcher Celina Boothby, of the University of Calgary, in Canada.
“There is a relationship between sexual health and physical health. If you’re more able to be physically active, you’re more able to be sexually active,” said Boothby, a research assistant in the department of community health sciences.