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Benefits of cardio exercise on sexual health

Last updated on: September 26, 2011 19:41 IST

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There are a number of reasons for doing cardio, including weight loss, better fitness, and good health. The list goes on. Nonetheless, if these reasons are not compelling enough, here is one that may do the job: better sexual performance.

Cardiovascular training improves sexual prowess and the way you enjoy the experience in many ways. As you may know, sexual performance is largely determined by your overall general health, and the more you can do to improve your fitness level, the better your sex life can be.

Therefore, here is a complete list of the benefits that cardio training can bring to your sex life.

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1. Cardio and sexual stamina

Do you want to last longer in bed? Cardio training can help you with that.

Regular exercise definitely improves sexual performance. And one of the many ways it does so is by improving and strengthening your stamina.

Cardio exercise toughens the heart, lung capacity and muscles, thus you develop more stamina and power in the bedroom. Therefore, better stamina affects both: your athletic performance and sexual performance.

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2. The fitter, the sexier

If you're doing cardio training on a regular basis, then you'll doubtless get fit and acquire the body you always dreamed about. And the better you look, the sexier you'll feel. This will make you feel more attractive and thus, boost your confidence to get out there and find a partner.

Otherwise, piling on the pounds can be another excuse not to go after your dream's partner.

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3. Cardio training and energy levels

Regular cardio training enhances energy levels, which carry on to the bedroom. And as your energy levels improve with regular cardio, you will be prone to do it; more frequently and for longer durations as well!

It's not much enjoyable being too tired for sex and no one is in the mood for sex -- especially after a hard and draining day. Hence, with cardio training, you can make sure not to enjoy high levels of energy so you can enjoy better sex.

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4. Cardio and blood circulation

The sexual organs of both men and women receive immense benefits from a rich supply of blood vessels and nerve ending. Any improvement of blood circulation into these areas will translate to more intense sexual feelings and better performance.

Doing cardio training improves blood circulation throughout the entire body, including the sexual organs. Hence, it adds intensity and quality to your sex life.

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5. Cardio and erectile dysfunction

Since erectile dysfunction is most of the time a result of poor blood circulation, cardio exercise can help you put a permanent halt to that embarrassing condition.

Good blood circulation is of paramount importance to good sexual performance, period. And scientific studies tend to approve with this claim.

In a February 1999 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, scientists uncovered that sexual dysfunction is more possible amongst those with poor physical and emotional health. Cardio training can help you to effectively deal with such issues.

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6. Cardio and stress levels

If you're stressed in your daily life, then this condition will take its toll on your sexual performance.

Nonetheless, doing cardio training such running or biking can hold your stress levels at bay. Therefore, if you're feeling a bit stressed, go for a run, and then enjoy a better stress-free life.

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7. Overtraining and sexual performance

On the other side, doing too much cardio leads to overtraining. Overtraining kills sexual performance.

The rule of the more is better is a no-no deal. Too much cardio does not lead to better sex.

Overtraining exerciser can actually decrease testosterone levels, thus leading to a lack of sexual appetite. Furthermore, too much training can compromise your immune system, which could also negatively affect your sexual performance. In addition, if you're tired, then you won't be in the mood to have sex anyway.

Of course, this is just a short list of the benefits that cardio exercise can bring to your sex life. However, the best way to immediately enjoy better sex is to take action and start a cardio training program as soon as possible.

No amount of thinking can improve your sex life before first implementing what you have learned.


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