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Get fit and ready for sex!

18 June 2014, 15:23

Abuja - Getting fit is obviously a good idea, but when you partake in regular exercise and improve your general health and fitness, you are giving yourself the chance to improve your all-round quality of life and that may well include a positive upswing in your sex life too.

The benefits of getting in shape
When we get ourselves into shape, it allows our heart to pump blood more effectively and our lungs to take in more oxygen, which invariably contributes to a noticeable improvement in vitality and energy for life, which often carries over into the bedroom as well.

By increasing your blood flow you will increase the likelihood of directing blood to your penis and thus reducing the risk of erectile dysfunction (40% of men over 40 suffer from ED at some point).

Sexual health benefits
There are some sexual health benefits of including cardiovascular exercise in your workout routine. Cardiovascular health helps improve your stamina and this means that you should be able to enjoy longer sex with a greater level of comfort and ease.

Regular exercise has the ability to make your organs enjoy better health and some might be surprised to discover that your genitalia can be included in that list, it is also believed that exercise can help you extend your lovemaking time.

Not only will exercise have the potential benefit of enhancing your actual physical prowess, your body will also respond to improved cardio by releasing a number of powerful feel-good hormones into the brain, such as melatonin, serotonin and testosterone.

There is some evidence to suggest that increased fitness levels can also influence how we smell by decreasing the amount of toxins in our body, which has the effect of improving our body odor and our breath, which can’t hurt your chances of improving your sex life.

Other ways of looking after yourself
A reasonable percentage of men will probably experience erectile dysfunction (ED) at some point in their life and the way to tackle this particular issue is on a number of fronts.

The prescription medicine ‘Cialis’ is used to help provide medical assistance with the problem of ED and will help the patient to achieve and maintain an erection.

Cialis is the brand name of a medicine called tadalafil and works by increasing the flow of blood into the tissue of the penis when the man is sexually aroused. One of the advantages of Cialis over another well-known impotence treatment called Viagra is that Cialis is reported to work for you in a shorter timescale than Viagra and is also considered to last longer too (see out the comparative benefits of Viagra vs Cialis).

Healthy diet for better sex
In addition to regular exercise, a healthy diet can help improve your libido. Try to include a variety of meats in your diet as chicken, beef and pork all contain carnitine, L-arginine and zinc.

Both carnitine and L-arginine are amino acids that may improve blood flow and uninterrupted blood flow is an important component and crucial to the engorgement of tissues for sexual response in both men and women.

Salmon is often mentioned when talking about the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, but it is quite possible that it might also hold the key to enhancing your sex life too, as omega-3 may help to prevent a build-up of plaque in your arteries, which will help to improve blood flow throughout your body, although you should exercise some caution in overdoing too much fatty fish in your diet.

Garlic is a bit of a double-edged sword, as it is a natural blood thinner and its anticoagulant properties boost blood flow to your penis, but make sure both of you are eating it so there are no strong breath issues to dampen the mood.

Better health and fitness will help to improve your energy levels and the added benefit, is that your sex life might also improve.

- Women24
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