Saturday, February 12, 2011

Pump iron to pump up your libido

Eisha Sarkar
Posted on Hello Wellness on Feb 05, 2011

Need a reason to hit the gym? How about sex? Studies have found that exercise can make your sex life more enjoyable and increase your potency.  Here’s how:

More testosterone, greater desire

Exercise enhances sexual functioning because it can naturally increase testosterone levels in both males and females. The androgen is secreted mostly from the testicles of males and the ovaries of females, with small amounts produced in adrenal glands of both sexes. It is best known for its affects on increasing lean muscle mass, reducing body fats and slowing aging processes. It also plays a central role in promoting sexual desire.

Endorphins set the mood...

Each time you exercise or have sex, your body releases these endorphins. The more frequent and intense the releases, the easier it is for sexual arousal and pleasure in the future. In fact, studies have shown that women who frequently exercise become aroused more quickly and are able to reach an orgasm faster and more intensely.

Exercise to prevent erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is often caused by circulatory problems. In order to have an erection, the penis must swell with blood. Blocked arteries, high blood pressure and other cardiovascular issues can interfere with that process. Exercise keeps the heart and arteries healthy, reducing the risk of erectile dysfunction by nearly 30 per cent, according to one ruch research.

Be fit for good sex

Being limber and flexible can enhance your sex life by making it a bit easier to get into your favorite position. Try stretching after your workouts or incorporate a little yoga into your routine to help you reduce fatigue and get in the mood.

Both sex and exercise help reduce stress, so doing both on a regular basis should help you stay relaxed and happy.

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