Many individuals understand the need for exercise for good physical health, even if they do not exercise on a regular basis. However, you may be unaware that physical fitness is equally important for sexual health.
According to the National Institutes of Health, 43 percent of women and 31 percent of men have some sort of sexual dysfunction, with obesity and a lack of exercise frequently being contributors. A study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine discovered that men with a high waist circumference or an elevated BMI were 50% more likely to have erectile dysfunction, while a study published in Obesity found that approximately half of obese women reported problems with sexual activity, desire, and performance at least some of the time.
According to a 2021 research published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, women who exercised up to six hours per week had reduced sexual anguish and resistance in their clitoral arteries than women who do not exercise.
What occurs to your body and mind when you work out on a regular basis?
Your circulation improves
Aerobic exercise, in general, enhances circulation, or blood flow, and so contributes to a healthy circulatory system. A robust, steady blood flow is also essential for arousal. It helps with erections in males and vaginal lubrication and clitoral sensation in women.
Your endurance improves
When you exercise on a regular basis, you build endurance. That’s vital for your sexual health since having sex is an exercise in and of itself. A sexual encounter is like ascending two or three flights of stairs, according to the Mayo Clinic. According to the National Institutes of Health Research, a half-hour of sexual activity may burn 125 calories for males and almost 100 calories for women, which is equivalent to walking at a 3 mile-per-hour rate.
You grow more self-assured
You will feel fitter and slimmer once you have established a regular workout plan. This, in turn, boosts one’s self-esteem. According to a 2019 study published in the Journal of Personality, women have a stronger romantic attraction than males who have more social confidence, whether that confidence is natural or learned.