PETALING JAYA: Many people are shy to talk about it, but a good life is an important part of an individual's overall health.
"can be a wonderful cementer or a terrible wedge for a relationship," said consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Datuk Dr Nor Ashikin Mokhtar.
She acknowledged that keeping the spark alive in a marriage or in a long-term relationship was easier said than done.
"However, couples who take time to cultivate and maintain healthy and satisfying relations tend to be more connected with each other and do not suffer from depression, heart problems and other health maladies," she said.
Scientific evidence shows that good not only adds enjoyment to life but improves health and may even contribute to longevity.
"The daily routines of life challenge couples to keep alive that flame that initially brought them together," said Dr Nor Ashikin.
"Intimacy should be one of the greatest pleasure of being human. No one wants to be with a partner who is merely going through the motions. Enjoy it or don't do it."