Nov 18, - Sexual activity benefits your body in many of the same ways as exercise, boosting heart health and immunity and lowering blood pressure; Sex. Oct 24, - A good sex life is good for your heart. Besides being a great way to raise your heart rate, sex helps keep your estrogen and testosterone levels in balance. “When either one of those is low you begin to get lots of problems, like osteoporosis and even heart disease,” Pinzone says. Having sex more often may help.