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From Cardio To Climax: 5 Ways Working Out Can Improve Your Sex Life

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We all know that exercise benefits more than just the body, it helps us feel confident and releases feel-good hormones, but did you know it can also boost your sex life too? 

From increased libido to enhanced sexual pleasure, the benefits exercise can have on your sex life are game-changing.

Now, PTs at OriGym have listed the top five perks consistent physical activity can have on your bedroom activity. 

REVEALED: 5 PT-backed ways the gym can rev up your sex drive & stamina

1. You’ll be more confident in the bedroom

Do you compare your body and sex life to the snippets you see on social media? You’re not on your own, in fact, according to OriGym’s Body Image study, 1 in 6 Brits between the ages of 16 and 24 avoid intimacy altogether because of the unrealistic beauty standards seen on social media. 

People who exercise regularly can expect better mental health, reduced stress and a more confident outlook, but why? 

In the long term, if executed correctly with healthy nutrition, exercise is proven to change the way our body looks by sculpting and adding shape to our muscles. Exercising regularly can allow us to feel more confident because of the hard work it takes to create a body we’re proud of. 

This means sex with the lights off or under the covers will become a thing of the past. Instead of feeling exposed, you’ll feel strong, confident and sexy. We all know how sexy confidence is so next time you’re in the act, be proud of your body, not ashamed. 

2. Sex will last longer and feel better

Consistently spending time dedicated to bettering your health and fitness improves your cardiovascular health and endurance. Stamina is the amount of time you can maintain physical effort and energy, and the best way to increase your stamina is to exercise regularly. 

But what does stamina have to do with having great sex? Studies show that people who exercise regularly have better stimulation sexually, and if you’re able to perform strenuous exercise for long periods of time, being ‘too tired’ will no longer be a barrier in the bedroom. 

If you’re serious about increasing your stamina it can be difficult to know how to start. The key is to find an activity that raises your heart rate that you enjoy doing. That way it will be much easier to remain consistent.

3. You’ll be more adventurous 

Are you sick of having the same boring, vanilla sex but you don’t feel confident enough to switch positions or try something new? Lifting weights to strengthen and tone your body could be the key to unlocking your adventurous side. 

But why? 

Lifting weights consistently stimulates muscle growth which allows us to hold more weight for prolonged periods of time, meaning those hard-to-reach positions you’ve always dreamed of will be a lot easier. 

Another great way to enhance your sex life is to focus on stretching to improve flexibility, this will allow you to have a greater range of motion which will be great for your joint health and even better for your sex life. Say goodbye to missionary sex and hello to the butter churner and the crab.

4. Say goodbye to stress

Stress is something that affects us all, but it can seriously affect our health and even cause headaches, muscle tension and weaken our immune system.

Luckily, exercise in any form acts as a stress reliever, so whether it’s taking a walk, pumping iron or playing with the kids just moving your body will decrease cortisol. 

Similarly, when we get busy between the sheets, our bodies release a whole bunch of endorphins, dopamine, and oxytocin – all of which help to reduce stress and increase feelings of pleasure and relaxation.

Engaging in regular physical activity and intimacy can help improve your mood, reduce stress levels, and boost your overall health and wellbeing. 

Next time you’re feeling the pressure, hit the gym and then head home for some fun in the sheets – your body and mind will thank you.

5. Your libido will increase

Low sex drive can put a major strain on relationships and can be the ultimate buzzkill. When one partner is feeling less than enthusiastic about getting busy, it can leave the other feeling frustrated and rejected.

But there are ways to increase your libido and boost your relationship’s intimacy. Decreased libido is more common among people who lead sedentary lifestyles and don’t engage in regular physical activity. So exercise could be the tool to boost your sexual desire and improve sexual function.

Exercise can increase blood flow, which can lead to more intense and enjoyable sexual experiences. When our heart rate is raised, our bodies also release endorphins, which make us feel good and can enhance our sexual desire. 

And let’s not forget the confidence boost exercise gives us when it comes to feeling strong and healthy, which can make us feel more attractive and ready for some steamy action. 

So, hit the gym and reap the benefits in and out of the bedroom.

Luke Hughes, Level 4 PT and founder of OriGym said: “Exercise helps to get the blood flowing to all the right places, leading to more intense and pleasurable sexual experiences. 

“Plus, feeling confident and healthy from working out can make us feel sexier and more desirable to our partners.”