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Get Moving: How Exercising Can Boost Libido

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Get Moving: How Exercising Can Boost Libido

SEX it’s such a taboo topic to talk about yet it is something that just about everyone will experience in their lives and when it comes to maintaining a healthy sex life, many factors can come into play that impact someone under the sheets ranging from stress levels, diet, and even exercise. Yes, exercise can significantly impact your libido.

Sexual Health issues is a growing topic amongst men and with 1 in 2 men experiencing a sexual health issue it’s time we started talking more about it. The core concerns for men surround erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation although not limited to these two issues with many men suffering from delayed ejaculation, dry orgasms and many more performance issues. Premature Ejaculation and Erectile Dysfunction are amongst the most embarrassing.

While sexual health issues don’t only impact men as women to experience the same issues, it is more noticeable and can impact relationships when they occur to men. The social stigma attached to male bedroom performance can greatly impact a man’s self-esteem.

It is a common known fact that regular exercise can not only greatly boost male and female libidos but also significantly increase performance ranging from increased and stronger erections, increased sensitivity leading to stronger orgasams and overall a better sex life without the need for medication.

Let’s take a look at some of the ways pumping iron in the gym can help you…… pumping under the sheets. It’s also important to note that this information also applies to women so why not start training with your significant other.

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Increases Testosterone Levels

Testosterone is a hormone that plays a significant role in sexual function in both men and women and recent research has proven that resistance training increases sexual desire. In women 20 minutes of vigorous cycling can boost their sexual desire by 169%. This is because exercise increases testosterone levels in both men and women. Men who participate in intense workouts have higher levels of testosterone than those who do not exercise regularly. If you’re partner isn’t in the mood, how about opting for a bike ride first instead?

Reduces Stress Levels

Stress is a significant factor that can affect your libido negatively and one that is quite often overlooked. A stressful job or a hard day with the kids or perhaps a test coming up. Exercising can help reduce stress levels and help you feel more relaxed.

Improves Blood Flow

The most common cause of Erectile Dysfunction is reduced blood flow to your pecker and there could be many reasons as we age our bodies change but the good news is exercising can improve blood flow to all parts of the body, including your fun bits!. Better blood flow means better sexual function, including stronger erections in men and increased sensitivity in women.

Boosts Confidence

Ever wondered by gyms are full of mirrors? Exercising helps boost your confidence and self-esteem, which can have a positive impact on your sex life. When you feel good about yourself you’re more likely to feel confident in the bedroom and of course getting your kit off and showing someone else your hard work and late nights at the gym!.

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So as you can see, exercising significantly boosts your libido and lifts your sex life in many ways by increasing testosterone levels, reduce stress levels, improve blood flow, boost confidence, and help you maintain a healthy weight. So, if you want to improve your sex life, consider incorporating regular exercise into your routine.

Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week including cycling, swimming, resistance training or even running. Not only will you feel better physically, but you’ll also reap the benefits of a healthier sex life.

With 1 in 2 men having experienced a sexual health issue it’s quite a common issue and while most sexual health issues are treatable and preventable it’s important that we seek the advice from trained professionals. If you are experiencing sexual health issues book in with your GP and get a check up.

Want to learn more about the importance of Testosterone check out our other article: FROM LOW TO GO: TESTOSTERONE

As a caring and hands on dad, Simon devotes himself to his family, career and health.

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