Are you looking to rev-up your sex life? Want to find out how? I am sharing just how regular exercise improves your sex life and overall enjoyment!
How exercise improves your sex life
When exercising your brain produces endorphins that help stimulate the release of sex hormones. When sex hormones are released you will feel a decrease in your heart rate and a relaxation in your body.
You may also find yourself feeling a spark and excitement for a little rendezvous in the bedroom.
As you maintain a regular exercise routine that increases your heart rate, breathing and muscle activity, you will find you have an enhanced sexual performance and even greater sexual satisfaction which naturally leads to a better sex life.
Are you ready to rev up your sex life? Let me share some ways exercising improves your sex life and how you can get started!
HOW Exercise improves your sex life
Increased Blood Flow
Exercising and stretching increases blood flow to your pelvis and groin area. More blood flow to your pelvis and groin area means increased arousal.
increases your self-esteem
Feeling better about our bodies is essential to letting go and enjoying our sex life. As you exercise more regularly, you begin to see yourself more fully for who you are. You see yourself as strong and capable and as a woman who cares for herself. You begin to take pride in your body and become comfortable in it and are, in turn, more comfortable sharing it with someone you love. Intimacy is stronger when you can more fully share yourself with someone else.
If you see sex as a sport, you realize how important endurance is for this especially “giving” recreational activity. When you workout on a regular basis and keep aerobic activity in the mix, you will have plenty of energy to enjoy sex for as long as you like. Don’t let endurance get in your way! Keep your love life invigorating over your lifetime through staying healthy and fit. This, alone, is one of the most worthwhile reasons I can think of to keep your workouts regular!
As you focus on cardio exercises whether it is running, walking, cycling, or whatever you choose to get your heart rate up, know that in return, your endurance in the bedroom will increase and help you last longer in bed.
6 Easy exercises That WILL help you increase your sexual health & performance
Now that you know ways exercise can help improve your sex life, are you ready for a few simple exercises that can help you rev-up your sex life? Let’s dive in!
The American Heart Association stated that cardio exercising is a great way to improve your health. Try starting your cardio workouts by walking. Walking is free and easy and can be done anywhere. It’s a great way to get your cardio in.
Getting in your cardio has countless benefits. Some of them include a better night’s rest, improving your memory and helping decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety. Don’t forget about the bedroom benefits!
Having a stronger core is one way to help your sex life. As you focus on strengthening your core you may find a boost in the bedroom. A great way to strengthen your core is by doing planks daily. Planks help with strength & endurance for your core muscle group which will help to improve the muscles you use for sexual pleasure, including the muscles used in your pelvic floor.
Planks are simple but effective way to use your own body weight to strengthen other areas of your body that can help you achieve many different fun sex positions that require both core and upper body strength.
Having a core that is toned can also help you reduce injuries, especially the ones related to balance, in and out of your bedroom!
Pelvic Floor Exercises
Pelvic Floor exercises or you may know these as Kegels. Kegel exercises are great for strengthening your pelvic floor muscles that strengthen vaginal muscles, resulting in a more powerful orgasm. Another benefit of kegels is that they can help reduce urine leakage that many women have to deal with as a result of having having children. Give it a try. It’s absolutely worth it!
Kegels can be done anytime of the day, and no one will even know you are even doing them! If you are not sure how to do a Kegel, it is the same motion as if you are peeing and then stop your pee.
Tightly squeeze your pelvic floor muscles and hold for 5-10 seconds. Repeat as many times as you can, whether it be in the line at the drive through, while watching the news or even answering emails. The main thing is to try to be consistent. Pelvic floor exercises are a great example of how exercising improves your sex life.
Strength training is a type of workout that involves using resistance or weights. Strength training is one great way to work off stress and increase muscle tone. The less stress you feel and the better you look, the more relaxed you are and the more interested in sex you are with your partner.
Swimming is a great exercise to increase your endurance and an alternative for high impact cardio like running which can be hard on your knees and back.
Harvard University did a study male and females swimmers in their 40s and 60s. Their study showed a positive relationship between regular physical activity and the frequency and enjoyment of sexual intercourse. It was shown that those who were swimming regularly in their 60s reported that their sex lives were the same as the general population in their 40s.
What are you waiting for? Find your nearest lap pool and start swimming! See just how swimming may be the answer to an improved sex life!
Yoga is not only for the purpose of stretching, gaining strength and even the feeling of relaxation. This can be a great way to get in touch with your own body through meditation.
You can even use yoga as a way to connect with your partner and use as a date night. When you are doing something like yoga with your partner, you are allowing yourself to connect. When you connect in other places and activities with your partner, you will also connect in the bedroom.
Can there be too much of a good thing?what does overtraining look like?
Rest is just as important as exercise when it comes to improving your sex life and enjoyment. Do not overdo your exercise or workout routine. You can be fit and fulfilled by enjoying both physical fitness and life. There is no need for extremism. Your fitness and health should complement your lifestyle and make it more enjoyable. One should not compete with the other.
Although relatively rare, there can absolutely be too much of a good thing, it’s called Overreaching/Overtraining. If you think you may have crossed the line and have overtrained, I urge you to checkout the article I’ve added. There are over 125 signs & symptoms of overtraining from fatigue, chronic injuries, depression, absence of menstruation, weight loss and restlessness.
There is no magic number I can give you for the amount of time you need to spend daily to boost your libido. However, I can encourage you to take time each week to do some kind of physical activity. As you do, you may see that exercise was just what the doctor ordered to rev-up your sex drive. And when you do, I want to hear all about it! Here’s to that likelihood!