Do you know that your suffering sex life could get better if only you decided to hit the gym? While you’ll have to restructure your day and have to deal with extra dirty laundry, working out could be helpful in enhancing your abs but also improving your sex life.
Of course, you’re thinking that this could be just another lifestyle fad forcing you to get off your lazy body off to sweat it out in the gym but, it’s not. Well, if we’re to go by different bodies of research which note that engaging in physical activity will help boost your stamina, increase your sexual desire, satisfaction, as well as arousal.
If you think that your relationship needs a pick me up, this could be what you need to try out. Well, before you consider other alternatives.
So, how exactly is breaking a sweat like a pig going to boost your sex life? And, could physical activity be the new natural Viagra you have been looking for?
- Exercise improves stamina in pre-menopausal women on antidepressants
According to recent research carried out by the University of Texas in Austin, exercising enhances sex drive in most pre-menopausal women especially the ones who are on ant-depressants. This happens especially when one engages in high intensity interval exercises because the short bursts of exercise result in the increase in the activity of the sympathetic nervous system. In the process, there’s an increase in blood flow to the genitals. This counteracts the effects of antidepressants. You know that antidepressants kill libido, right?
- Exercise increases your sex drive
The best bit about working out is that it changes your body’s composition as well as your body weight. But, that is not all it does. One of the side effects of working out is the boost in your confidence levels. Confidence is important in your sex life and according to a study on the relationship between sex and psychology, obesity causes sexual difficulties and a very low sex drive because of the low confidence levels.
The best news is that even if you don’t struggle with depression, hitting the treadmill for and sweating like a pig will make you more responsive to sexual stimuli.
In men, engaging in intense physical activity results in an improvement in their sexual function and desire. Working out has also been linked to better sexual satisfaction in men.
- Exercise helps you enjoy sex by putting you in the mood
Isn’t hard trying to get intimate when you’re tired and overwhelmed? How about when you pass by the gym to blow off steam after a long day at the office – do things feel better and you’re even able to initiate sex? Well, that’s because of the cocktail of hormones and neurotransmitters generated. We’re talking about high testosterone, endorphins and the high levels of adrenaline flowing in the body.
High testosterone, even in women boosts sex drive. In women, the effects of high testosterone include frequent sex, heightening of their sexual arousal, better mood, and a higher sex drive. It also boosts energy levels while increasing muscle mass and bone density.
In males, high testosterone results in an increase in sexual urges, frequent erections, and improved bone density. Now, I don’t know about you but, resultant muscle mass and strength is something any man can bank on, no?
The other reason why testosterone from working out is important is that it reduces chronic fatigue and depression, resulting in great sex.
Other than testosterone, working out will stimulate the release of endorphins and adrenaline. These biomolecules cause feelings of wellbeing and pleasure. Endorphins also boost mood and increase sexual desires in women making it possible for you to reach orgasm.
The combination of adrenaline, testosterone, and endorphins result in a beautiful, yet potent sexual cocktail.
- It boosts endurance
While grappling with your business’ high corporate lawyer cost, you don’t want to stress out about your relationship and your inability to satisfy your partner because of your low endurance, right? Well, you are in luck because exercise will not only calm your nerves but also boost your muscular and cardio endurance.
Ladies and gentlemen, you don’t want to run out of breathe a few minutes into sex, do you?
- It reduces and prevents erectile dysfunction
By working out, you improve your heart health. But, how does your heart health affect your sexual life? Well, in more ways than you can imagine.
An erection is a swelling in the penile shaft resulting from blood flow to the area. When your arteries are blocked, or if you suffer from a cardiovascular problem like high blood pressure, it means that blood flow to the genitals is impeded, causing ED. Through exercise, your heart health improves, and, you guessed it right – your sexual life flourishes.
The other reasons why we encourage exercising for better sex include the fact that exercise increases your flexibility. It also improves your wellbeing by releasing antioxidants which have anti-inflammatory effects.
Exercise will also increase your options and it delays sexual aging. lastly, working out means more sex.