31 Aug 2018
#HealthBytes: 5 exercises that can help enhance your sex life
Although upping your bedtime prowess might not be the reason you joined gym for, in the first place, but be assured that exercising can help empower your sexual well-being.
That's because regular exercise leads to improved flexibility, blood pressure, mood boost, better muscle strength and endurance. It may even up your libido.
Here are 5 exercises that can help enhance your sex life.
Yoga will help you get more creative under the sheets
Want to experiment with new positions in bed, but bad flexibility comes your way? Yoga is the answer.
The ancient, Indian spiritual practice of Yoga is a time-tested exercise to improve muscle strength, flexibility, posture, and body balance.
Performing certain Yoga poses such as the Bow Pose, Peacock Pose, and Shoulder Stand can help strengthen and increase endurance of your pelvic muscles.
Kegels will help strengthen muscles in your pelvic area
Kegels are a great exercise group for strengthening the muscles in one's pelvic area.
Men can have greater control over ejaculation, if their pelvic muscles are strong, which can further enhance their sexual stamina, helping them last longer in bed.
Perform a variety of Kegel exercises on a daily basis, and you will see immediate results.
Fast walking and running will help improve your bedtime performance
A Harvard study of 31,000 men (over age 50) found out that aerobic exercises resulted in a 30% reduced risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) among participants.
Brisk walking for 30 minutes, that burns nearly 200 calories daily, can help lower risk of ED, by enhancing your blood flow.
Additionally, aerobic exercises like walking also release endorphins, thus giving a boost to your sexual performance.
By upping your endurance, swimming improves your sex life
Practising long-distance swimming for just 30 minutes daily, for nearly 3 days a week can help improve your sexual endurance, and can even lead to weight-loss.
Thus, by helping you shed extra pounds and enhancing endurance, swimming helps boost your sexual performance.
A Harvard study of 160 inter-gender swimmers also reported the same.
Strong muscles equal strong sexual performance
Weight lifting and training improve your sex life by increasing your levels of testosterone, which is a basic determinant for a healthy libido.
Performing push-ups, sit-ups, planks, and crunches can strengthen your abs, chest, and shoulder muscles, thereby increasing strength and endurance in your upper-body muscles.
Notably, all these upper body muscles aid in a satisfying performance during intercourse.