How Your Workouts Can Affect Your Sex Drive

November 28, 2019

Men can take a lot of libido-boosting supplements that can help improve their sex drive,
but women’s bodies are wired differently in the sense that what you can do have a
greater impact on your libido than anything else.

According to Dr. Mary Clair Haver, an Ob-Gyn, strength training exercises can have a
profound impact on a woman’s sex drive. If you want to know more about this, do read
through the entire blog post to find out.

How Exercise Can Boost Your Sex Drive

Before anything else, I just want to say that any form of exercise- may it be cardio,
yoga, or resistance training- can actually do wonders for your sex drive.

Haver supports this notion in that having a more active lifestyle can certainly improve a
woman’s libido manifold.

There are three reasons, according to Haver, that support her claims. The first is that
exercising can instantly give you that ‘feel-good’ moment during and after the workout.

That is because your body is releasing hormones that can help improve your mood.

Another benefit of exercising is that it helps increase blood flow throughout your body,
especially in the sexual organs. Men are told to increase their physical activity if they
want better circulation in their nether regions.

The third reason why you need to exercise to help improve libido is the fact that
exercising can help alleviate stress. Stress is one of the leading causes of lower libido in
both men and women, so doing everything that you can to curb that will certainly help
your sex drive.

How Resistance Training Can Benefit Women

A lot of women prefer doing cardio and yoga than any other form of exercise out there,
but Haver argues that you should slowly incorporate resistance training into your
regimen.

The main reason why you should include weights in your program is that it helps boost
your testosterone levels. Women actually have testosterone in their bodies, which is
considered to be a male hormone that is responsible for vigor and higher libido.

Treat resistance training as Viagra for women. Now, I want to quash any misconception
about being too muscular. Women do not have nearly enough testosterone to induce
those bulging muscles that men have, so you do not have to be worried about that.

If anything, it actually helps improve your physique as resistance training can help you
give more toning and definition to your body, more than anything else.

Other Information

According to Haver, the best time for sex is actually just shortly after your workout as
the rush of endorphins can help make sex even better. Aside from that, your
testosterone levels will be at its peak just a few minutes after your last set, so you want
to take full advantage of this.

There is just one caveat here and that is overtraining. When you are overtraining, Haver
said, you are going to the point of fatigue and exhaustion which can have detrimental
effects on your sex drive.

A good 60-minute workout program should do the trick. You can incorporate both
aerobic and resistance exercises into your workout routine. Have a trainer craft a
program that suits your needs.