Exercise will improve your sex life. Got your attention?
Not only will you look awesome naked, working out can physically boost your sex drive. A good reason to take your significant other to the gym, eh?
Science stuff: Research shows that women who cycled for 20 minutes before viewing a sexy clip of film experienced 21 percent more sexual arousal than those who viewed the clip without working out. Researchers claim the arousal is due to heightened nerve activity caused by the intensity of the workout. Exercise also increases and improves blood flow, which heightens sexual experience, and makes it more pleasurable.
So, exercise heightens the sensitivity of your nerves, but it can amp your sex drive in other ways, too. A good, intense workout relieves stress and gives you more energy, leaving you feeling refreshed and renewed. We all know how stress can interfere with our sex lives, so having a healthy way to burn off that stressful energy that also boosts your self esteem does wonders for allowing you to get in the mood.
“I’m too tired,” will not longer leave your lips.
The benefits aren’t just for women. Exercise can also boost testosterone levels in men. Men who have a higher percentage of body fat have lower testosterone levels, lowering sex drive and performance. The increased blood flow caused by exercise also helps in, well, other ways.
Who needs Viagra?
So how can you take advantage? Set up a regular time for you and your partner to workout together. Set up a few sessions with a trainer, so you can work out together. Having something you can both do together that will also improve your sex drive sounds like a win-win to me.
And don’t forget about the endurance factor….
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