5 sports to jumpstart your sex life
If your sex life is lagging, why not take up a new sport to put that zest back into love making. You just might inject passion back into the bedroom while getting fit in the gym.
Pilates, with its focus on balance and strength training, improves overall flexibility and strengthens your core muscles. This will help you experiment with new sex positions that require a strong core and upper body strength. Trying out new positions keeps things interesting in the bedroom and between the sheets and might just jolt back the excitement into a dull and routine lovemaking session.
Sweating it out in a 40 degree Celsius room might not sound sexy. But scientists have explained that getting sweaty is good because the sweat glands release a hormone called androstadienone, which is said to be a pheromone. According to researchers from the University of California, women who sniffed androstadienone increased their sexual arousal levels by 200 per cent!
The sexy gear on tanned and fit bodies make beach volleyball a great spectator sport. Those who play it, usually develop a body confidence that is incredibly sexy. Yet, there is a more scientific reason why the sport can increase your libido. Beach volleyball which is played out in the sunshine means you are exposed to vitamin D (found in abundance in the sunlight). Just an hour in the sun can significantly boost vitamin D levels which in turn increases testosterone, the sex hormone.
Running is a great and fool proof way to release pent up energy, stress and excess adrenaline which all contribute to stress. We already know how stress can be the ultimate sex killer. When you run, you will also release endorphins, which is the feel good hormone. When you feel good, this will translate to all areas of your life which might make you more attentive to your spouse and her/his lovemaking needs which ultimately ups the ante in the passion department.
There is a reason women get hot under the collar when they watch men playing soccer. There is nothing like a hot and sweaty man, who is playing with passion that signal to a woman his virility. It works for the men as well because playing a game or two of football is proven to increase testosterone, the hormone that drives your libido. So next time you’re going to meet your ‘kakis’ for a game of soccer at the local pitch, bring your wife along and let the seduction begin.
What sports and exercise ultimately help with is fitness and energy levels. With more energy, we will be able to sustain for longer and won’t fall back on the refrain of I’m too tired when it comes to sex. Getting fit also builds body confidence, and when you’re confident about yourself, you will usually feel more sexy which is something your partner will notice and is a major turn on. So get moving today!