Exercising has many health benefits but did you know you can also improve your sexual function as a result? Exercise will help to improve the body’s muscle tone, enhance the flow of blood through the body and help develop agility which is important when positioning oneself in various sexual positions.
In general start with a cardio routine (walking, elliptical, biking, running) three or more times a week for 30-60 minutes. Cardio exercise will help to build stamina, endurance and help improve blood flow throughout the body including the genitals as well.
Adding a mix of other exercises into your weekly routine will boost flexibility and strengthen muscles. Certain exercises may replicate various sex positions and motions. While the particular exercise may not replicate a typical sex move, it will advance your stamina and ability to perform sexually. Men also benefit from increased testosterone production while working out. Testosterone is essential for a healthy libido and to enrich performance. Do each of these exercises to improve your sexual ability 2-3 times per week.
- Abdominal and core muscles exercises:
- Improves thrust – so you have the strength to maintain a strong and controlled momentum.
- Leg raises
- Chest and triceps exercises:
- Increases your ability to hold yourself over your partner for an extended period of time.
- Bench press
- Glute muscle exercises:
- Helps to raise and lower your pelvis off the bed, and develop muscular strength.
People who exercise often have a more positive body image and self-esteem than those who don't. Plus in general, working out is an excellent way to boost libido. Working out keeps you strong and flexible and gives you the power to endure during your lovemaking session.
In addition to helping improve your sexuality, exercise helps to improve your brain and body in many ways. Here are just 5 basic benefits of exercise:
- Mood. "Soothing" brain chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine help to blow off tension.
- Minimize Stress. exercise may actually work on a cellular level to reverse the stress toll on the aging process, according to a 2010 study from the University of California—San Francisco.
- Ease Depression. Work up a sweat 3 times a week, burning 350+ calories to help reduce the symptoms of depression as effectively as an anti-depressant.
- Build Self-Esteem. Studies show that even basic fitness improvements can improve your self-esteem and body image.
- Boost Memory. A 2011 study by Canadian researchers showed that even mild activity like walking can help fend off memory loss and even deter against Altzheimer’s disease according to The Alzheimer's Research Center.
So bottom line is that exercising will help to lessen or deter many health problems like heart disease and diabetes, while increasing the body’s muscle tone, improving blood flow and strengthening agility – all of which are important to perform sexually and feel comfortable in various positions.