Looking for a way to improve your sex drive? Look no further than your local gym! Whether you’re a cardio junky, a yogi princess, or a heavy-duty weight lifter, research reveals any exercise is both good for you and good for boosting your libido.

Just Start Moving

According to an article from Shape magazine, there are three reasons exercise and sex drive are connected. First, if you’re exercising regularly, you’ll be in a better mood and feel a higher sense of self-worth. Second, exercise increases both short- and long-term blood flow and increases lubrication. Third, exercise is the best way to slash stress–the number one libido killer for women. If you want to spark that sex drive, just get up and get moving! 

Strength Training = Best in Bed

Any form of exercise produces a fascinating cocktail of hormones–adrenaline, endorphins, and testosterone–that makes our bodies feel good and improves sexual health. But, if you really want to get serious about your sex drive, strength training is vital. Strength training boosts testosterone specifically — a.k.a. the hormone responsible for your sexual arousal and the essential hormone for muscle development. 

How to Use it, How to Lose it

So how can you make the most of your post-workout surge of sexual energy? The best time to take advantage of those endorphins is right after hitting the gym. This is a wonderful reason to make your partner tag along with you to gym and stir up some chemistry! 

A word of caution: don’t overdo it! According to the article, those who overexercise to the point of fatigue won’t see the same sexual health benefits. If you’re consistently throwing yourself into grueling workouts (the kind where you feel like you have the flu afterward) your body will go into recovery mode. It will trigger an anti-inflammatory response to repair your muscle tissue, and all that post-workout energy and blood flow will route toward your busted-up tissue instead of your sex organs. Stay balanced! Strength train three or four times a week to keep your libido riding high and listen to your body. 

At BRF, we encourage overall well-being and a balanced approach to staying in shape. Get enough rest, eat colorful foods, exercise, and have a little spicy fun too! Check out our last blog article, You Need Some Sleep, for more information on the effect of sleep on almost every bodily function including sex drive. Also, visit our SmartStart page and bump up your lust for life with a delicious and nutritious eating plan. 

For the full article, check out https://www.instyle.com/beauty/health-fitness/libido-sex-drive-workout-routine