Regular exercise could be the best medicine for a man to improve his sex life.
You know that working out is good for your health. But did you know that it could also help you have better sex? “Working out three to four times a week can do a lot to help your sexual technique, flexibility, and endurance,” says Pete McCall, MS, an exercise physiologist and personal trainer for the American Council on Exercise (ACE). McCall recommends the following five “sex exercises” to better a man’s sex life.
Better Sex Exercise No. 1: Weight Lifting
This causes the body to produce testosterone, which is the primary foregoer for the male sex drive,” says McCall. Do some push ups, sit ups, and crunches to improve your sex life because it will strengthen your shoulders, chest and abs to increase your stamina during sex.
Better Sex Exercise No. 2: Kegels
This is considered a good sex exercise as it can help endurance and control by toning the pubococcygeus muscles, the one that let you stop the flow of urine mid-stream. “Men can use Kegels to delay ejaculation by contracting these muscles just before orgasm,” says McCall.
Better Sex Exercise No. 3: Yoga
Practicing yoga will give you better sex by allowing your body to get into creative positions for maximum pleasure during intercourse. Some experts say it can also improve your stamina in the sack by drawing your energy in and up.
Better Sex Exercise No. 4: Fast Walking
In a study of 31,000 men over age 50, Harvard researchers found that aerobic exercise resulted in a 30-percent lower risk of erectile dysfunction (ED). More specifically, according to another study, aerobic activity that burns at least 200 calories per day (equal to fast walking for two miles) can significantly lower the risk of ED. Brisk walking is thought to help ED by improving circulation and blood flow. according to McCall, fast walking, running, and other aerobic activities keep your blood vessel clear, thus, can result to stronger and longer erections which can boost sexual performance.
Better Sex Exercise No. 5: Swimming
Since sexual activity can be an act of endurance, long-distance swimming can keep you going and going like the Energizer bunny. “Swimming for at least 30 minutes three times a week will increase sexual endurance,” says McCall. Swimming is also a great activity for weight loss, which can also lead to better sex. A randomized, single-blind study of 110 obese men with ED found that losing just 10 percent of their body weight improved sexual function in one third of the men. And it’s no secret that losing excess body fat will help attain those six-pack abs and make you more attractive to potential partners. The result: better sex!
Try doing some (or all) of the above workouts to improve your sexual technique, endurance, and flexibility. Your mate will be impressed with your sexual powers and, as a side benefit, you’ll get healthier and fitter along the way.