The mental and physical benefits of being active are countless. Aesthetic results are only a slice in the spectrum of benefits you receive. Those who exercise an equivalent of two hours of strenuous exercise per week also typically have higher sexual function and awareness. Here are a few benefits to hitting it hard in the gym and in the bedroom.
Lift, breathe, and sweat.
The more muscle you build, the more your calorie burn increases. It takes work and healthy eating to maintain healthy muscle development. Supplements can also aid in efficient muscle growth and heightened sexual function, however good old sweat from simply hitting the weights can make a guy feel like one sexy S.O.B. in and out of the gym.
Lift heavy things. As the fat shreds down and muscle builds up, you reap the benefits of your hard work in half the time. The mental aspects of feeling like you are accomplishing your goals will help you uncover the true Adonis you already are. Trick your body into response by keeping it guessing. This allows your body to maintain consistent burn and muscle growth response. Circuit training is an awesome way to keep your body surprised and your results on the rise.
Keeping your body temperature up with various methods of circuit training can allow an increase in endurance and strength alike. Both elements are important in achieving peak sexual performance.
It also takes the right energy to maintain a lean body and hard muscle. Nourishing your body with the right foods can not only aid in muscle development, but improve your sex life by providing key nutrients for a healthy libido. Following are a few foods you can add to your daily nutrition regimen for optimal health, fitness, and sexual function.
Almonds – Almonds are said to act as a sexual stimulant. They are nutrient dense and rich in trace minerals.
Avocados – Avocados are rich in unsaturated fats and low in saturated fat. They are great for your heart and arteries. If your heart is strong, then all the blood flows to where we want it to go!
Fish – Oysters are probably the best-known aphrodisiac. They also come rich in zinc, which aids in boosting the libido. Other types of seafood are also considered aphrodisiacs.
Arugula – Arugula has been used as an arousal aid for centuries. It contains trace minerals and antioxidants that are essential for sexual health. Arugula can also help block the environmental contaminants known to negatively affect our libido.
Figs – Figs contain both soluble and insoluble fiber. High fiber foods help fill you up, not fill you out, so it’s easier to gain that sexy bottom and maintain those tight abs.
Citrus Fruit – Fruits of this tropical nature are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and folic acid. These are all essential for reproductive health.
So, to all my athletes out there: eat clean, train hard, sleep, and repeat. Stay consistent with your fitness goals to achieve that killer physique and take your sex life to another level.
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