A healthy lifestyle, based on a balanced diet and physical activity, contributes significantly to the well-being of the body. Not only by removing the risk of heart disease, weight gain and other ailments, but also by improving sexual life.
In fact, regularly practicing a sport can have a great influence on bedroom performance, as confirmed by some recent research. But how can movement and a trained physique help sex?
Sports that improve sex: what they are
We have already mentioned in a previous update which are the most suitable sports to make your erotic experience more pleasant. Below, however, some of the reasons that make physical activity indispensable for passion, both for men and for women.
Resistance and elasticity
Playing a sport regularly allows you to balance some body functions, improving performance at a general level.
Continued physical activity, in fact, is the main weapon to combat weight gain, reduce stress, improve blood circulation and endurance. All factors that, as well known, can contribute to guaranteeing a more rewarding sexual performance.
In particular, it seems that a workout that includes both aerobic activity – such as 30 minutes of jogging three times a week – and muscle strengthening – such as weight lifting – can extend intimacy with your partner by several minutes.
In detail, aerobic training has effects from the first days, with better breathing and a reduced sense of fatigue, while muscle strengthening has effects especially in the long run. At the same time, better athletic training also allows you to enjoy greater body elasticity, useful for launching experimentation without a hitch with your partner.
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But that’s not all, since reducing stress levels, stimulating the production of hormones such as serotonin and oxytocin, sport also reduces worries and anxieties, such as widespread performance anxiety. A peaceful mind naturally makes the couple’s intimate life better.
Regular sport can have really evident effects especially on the male gender, also because men are more prone, starting from middle age, to problems such as being overweight and the accumulation of cholesterol in the veins and arteries.
Of the issues that strongly affect sex, both by reducing resistance and by facilitating erectile disorders: the well-being of the vascular system, in fact, is essential to guarantee satisfactory erections.
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In a study conducted in 1990 and published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, it emerged that physical activity is truly able to improve sexual response.
Men who undergo a workout of about 60 minutes, repeated three to five days a week, experience a greater erotic response, with increases of over 75% in terms of duration, resistance and intensity of orgasm.
This is because sport, especially if continuous over time, improves the production of testosterone, the main male hormone, thus increasing desire, self-esteem, confidence in courtship, sexual appetite and quality of erection.