Exercise equals better heart health, immune functioning, bone strength, self-esteem, sleep, and ….better sex? Yes indeed. Embracing exercise to obtain other health benefits can give you a bonus of improving your sex life.
How exercise makes your sex life better
Maybe exercise is not a part of your current lifestyle habits and may be your sexual activities could use a boost. How about easing into exercise discovering how it can help revive a lackluster sex life to a more fulfilling and satisfying experience waiting to happen.
Here’s why you should embrace exercise if you want to improve upon your sex life:
Exercise improves sexual performance
Physically fit people are more likely to rate their sexual performance higher than individuals less physically fit. One reason could be increased self-confidence and an improved body image or because they likely have better circulation and blood flow.
Exercise makes you feel sexier
To be in the mood you need to feel sexy. When we have taken good care of ourselves through exercise, we feel more comfortable with our body leading to better and more enhanced sex. A 2004 study showed that men (80%) and women (60%) who were more physically fit rated their sexual desirability higher than individuals who were not as physically active. Why workout if you don’t want to show your efforts to someone you love?
Exercise leads to better sex with age
We may have a hard time imagining older people engaging in sex but they do and enjoy it particularly if they have maintained good fitness. In fact, those in their sixties report they have the same amount of sex and pleasure as do couples decades younger.
Exercise releases endorphins
The all-critical hormones of endorphins are an absolute must for the feeling of bliss and contentment after sex and exercise is a part of that. Because being physically active releases endorphins, this means it leads to improved sexual arousal and reaching an orgasm quicker and more intensely.
Exercise reduces erectile dysfunction
For a man to achieve an erection, he must have good blood flow to his penis. If his arteries are blocked or he has high blood pressure or other cardiovascular problems, this could interfere with the process. This is where exercise comes in – exercise keeps the heart and arteries healthy producing better blood flow and erections. Men who regularly exercise report fewer incidences of erectile dysfunction.
Exercise results in more sex
When people take the time to get fit through exercise, they are generally healthier, look younger, and have more attractive bodies than those who do not exercise. Another factor is that individuals who exercise are already more physical by seeking out various activities. This extends into the bedroom. Men who participate in exercise one hour per day three to five days a week have more frequent sex. Women who exercise regularly become aroused quicker, and both men and women have better blood flow to the genital area, enhancing orgasms.
Dr. David Samadi is the Director of Men’s Health and Urologic Oncology at St. Francis Hospital in Long Island. He’s a renowned and highly successful board certified Urologic Oncologist Expert and Robotic Surgeon in New York City, regarded as one of the leading prostate surgeons in the U.S., with a vast expertise in prostate cancer treatment and Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy. Dr. Samadi is a medical contributor to NewsMax TV and is also the author of The Ultimate MANual, Dr. Samadi’s Guide to Men’s Health and Wellness, available online both on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Visit Dr. Samadi’s websites at robotic oncology and prostate cancer 911.