(CNN) - Love changes everything, especially when it comes to your health, both physically and mentally. And doctors say that is a good thing, because sex can do wonders for your heart.
"The more frequently you have sexual activity, the healthier is your immune system, which will put you at lower risk for infection and inflammation. Both of those have been tied to the development of vascular disease," said Dr. Warren Levy.
That's because sexual activity opens up the blood vessels. And being in a good relationship makes it even better.
A comprehensive review of divorce statistics by the University of Arizona showed that divorced people are at a 23 percent greater risk of early death than married people. So it's important to work on bonding.
"It can provide a release of emotions, whether it's a sexual activity or a shared activity. It helps decrease feelings of loneliness and loneliness can lead to depression and anxiety," said psychologist Dr. Gregory Jones.
And it also cuts down on stress.
Jones recommends the following tips for keeping the romance alive.
"Turn off the TV, put the remote down, close the computer, put away the iPad, maintain eye contact and focus on actually listening to each other," he said.
Focus on the positives in your relationship and stop nagging.
Make time for your partner and touch more often, because your heart can always use a little love.
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