Mobility and strength are essential if you want to perform at your best in the bedroom. You have to be flexible. Exercise is healthy for both body and mind, and exercising properly can also mean a richer sex life. Here we give you 3 workout benefits for a better sex life.
You’ve probably noticed it. After a couple of days or weeks at the health club, you feel more sexy, more confident – and the sex drive comes out of its hiding place. Several studies show that exercise leads to the psychological and physiological improvement in your sex life, according to Fitness.com.
Exercise increases energy, tones your muscles, burns fat and improves your mood and self-image. But for more reasons than you may know, exercise can also improve your sex life. For instance, research shows that if you burn as little as 200 additional calories a day, you can lower your risk of erectile dysfunction. In addition to cardio and strength training, stretching is also loosens you up, enabling you to experiment with different positions.
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Workout facts for men
Several studies have shown that exercise has a positive effect on sex drive in men. For example, men who workout one hour a day, three to five days a week, had sex more frequently, they preform better in bed, and received more satisfying orgasms. Overall, the participants in the study became more satisfied with their sex life. The more regular exercise regime you have, the higher your sex drive
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Workout facts for women
Exercise has a positive effect on the sex drive of women as well. Studies have shown that women who often train are able to achieve an orgasm faster (not necessarily a goal) and more intensely (ok, that may be a good goal). Even a simple and intense workout of 20 minutes gives effect.
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#1 You get better in bed
Sex in itself is an intense physical activity that requires strength and endurance. As you exercise, both strength and endurance will improve, and it opens up the opportunity for more varied sexual positions that require greater physical control. Nor does it matter that exercise makes us softer … Additionally, you get increased blood flow to the genitals. This makes us feel more – mentally too.
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#2 Improved self-image enhances sex drive
A big part of sex is feeling sexy. Research shows that people that workout, have a better body image than people who do not need to. Being comfortable with your body leads to better and more relaxed sex.
The studies show that women and men who are in good physical shape assess the sexual performance and desire as higher than others. The more days of training they do every week, the higher they ranked the their sex drive.
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#3 The potent sex cocktail
We are talking about testosterone, endorphins and adrenaline. After training with weights for six weeks (men) and eight weeks (women), the testosterone level of both sexes has been measured. This makes men get more frequent erections, increased lust, greater mass and muscle strength.
The women in the study found, among other things, that they had more regular sex, they got a better sex drive, and higher energy levels. Testosterone also reduces depression and chronic fatigue, which prevents a good sex life.
Long workouts can also lead to the release of endorphins and adrenaline. It is called “runners high” and creates a sense of joy and well-being. Endorphins have also been shown to record boys on sexual excitement and orgasm in women. They also reduce stress, which does not fit into the bedroom.
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Be careful – to much never good
Too much exercise can have the opposite effect. Excessive exercise can break down the sex hormones, and increase the production of stress hormones instead. Proper rest and sleep also play a major role in the increase of testosterone production.
For optimum sex drive, you should practice regular exercise – at moderate intensity. Enjoy the exercise, sleep and your healthy life – and a happy sex life on top of it all.
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