By DeLano Daniels, EM Columnist, Pin Fit
Trying to find the motivation to get up and exercise has eluded the masses of the world for years. There is only a small percentage of the population that is privy to experiencing the “runner’s high” and an even smaller percentage of that population who enjoy the “pain” of pushing your muscles past the point of fatigue.
But what if exercising meant having a better sex life? Increased stamina? Better sexual encounters? Would more people be willing to push their bodies a little harder?
It is a proven fact that exercise will lead to a better sex life. When exercising, the brain produces endorphins that stimulate the release of sex hormones. These particular sexual hormones happen to reduce the heart rate, improve digestion, lower blood pressure, and lower cortisol levels, as well as decrease cortisol levels and relaxing the body. It’s not uncommon to feel a little primed for some “one on one” after a good workout session at the gym.
The benefits of fitness in the bedroom
Cardiovascular exercises, such as hiking, running, or cycling produce tons of beta-endorphins that makes individuals hearts race and an increase of blood flow throughout the entire body. By simply engaging in such activities, you will find that your sexual desire almost doubles.
Low libido? The cure lurks within the gym; dumbbell, barbell, and machine exercises will increase levels of growth hormone, which will lead to a spike in testosterone – the very hormone needed for arousal. By simply fitting in two to three resistance training days and getting the proper amount of rest has been known to increase libido and sexual activity.
So, the reality of it all is that being physically active improves ones self-esteem, helps manage weight, look more aesthetically pleasing, and increases energy and stamina; the recipe to a healthy libido and active sex life.
When you workout, you burn calories. Sex is… well… working out!! There’s nothing wrong with burning an extra 150 – 300 calories (dependent upon the length of session) a day with a little one-on-one time. During the act of sex, individuals will experience an increase in the metabolic rate, muscle strength, heart rate, and are even more tolerant to pain, and experience reduced stress levels.
The fact still remains that there are numerous benefits of exercise, and sex just so happens to be one of those exciting benefits. So, with that said, the next time you feel like skipping out on your workout, think about how it could impact your sex life. You just might want to go that SEXtra mile!
About DeLano Daniels
After many years in health and fitness and enduring some of life’s hardest trials, DeLano Daniels launched his own fitness company Pin Fit in 2012 to help motivate, inspire, and guide individuals who are wanting to change their lives. Not only is DeLano a certified personal trainer and nutritionist, but also a sponsored athlete, natural bodybuilder, writer, and college graduate. When DeLano isn’t training for shows, he can be found training individuals for special occasions, personal goals, fitness competitions, and most importantly better overall health and wellness. For questions regarding fitness, nutrition, or training, contact DeLano at firstname.lastname@example.org or 832-775-3590.