Brazil's Cure For High Blood Pressure? More Sex

Brazilians are a passionate people. Unfortunately, they are also a people with high blood pressure. But the country’s health minister is telling Brazilians that a good place to fight heart problems is between the sheets.

Speaking yesterday in Brasilia to announce a new national campaign against high blood pressure, minister Jose Temporao ran down the regular list of ways to ways to reduce blood pressure — diet, exercise, regular blood-pressure checks — and he also reminded everyone that one way to get a good cardiovascular workout is with more sexytime, adding, “always with protection, obviously.”

According to the Health Ministry in Brazil, in just three years the rate of high blood pressure in the South American nation has risen from 21.5% to 24.4%.

For what it’s worth, the American Heart Association estimates that over 70 million adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure. So maybe it’s time we got our collective swerve on… in the name of healthy hearts everywhere.

Brazilian official urges countrymen to have more sex to fight high blood pressure