Let’s face it; it’s a topic that can be a little controversial. We rarely discuss it, even at our Long Island personal training facility. It’s a part of life that is very important both for our physical and emotional well-being. If you haven’t guessed it by now, I’m talking about sex. The health benefits from sex are numerous. An active sex life has been shown to reduce blood pressure, lower heart attack risk, ease stress, and just make you feel better overall.
Studies show that frequent sexual activity can reduce the likelihood of prostate cancer in men and bladder incontinence in women. Sex helps to keep the male hormone testosterone and the female hormone estrogen more stable. The percentage of men who suffer from erectile dysfunction is far less among those who exercise regularly than among those who don’t. The closeness that is shared with a partner before, during, and after intercourse can significantly increase the release of the “feel good hormone” oxytocin as well as the “relaxation hormone” prolactin, both contributing to reduced anxiety and better sleep.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that sex itself can be an intense physical activity requiring strength and endurance. And the best way to improve one’s strength and endurance is through regular exercise. Regular exercise will enhance one’s love life. People who exercise regularly will also remain sexually active longer, benefiting from a sexual age far below their chronological age. Exercises, such as the ones we perform at our Long Island personal training studio, improves a person’s own body image therefore increasing confidence which translates to being more relaxed in the moment. Men and women who exercise often will have improved libido as well as improved circulation and blood flow.
Strength and endurance training using weights, kettlebells, and one’s own body weight, like we do at Total Body Bootcamp, will improve your flexibility, specifically in the hips. Kettlebell training as well as movements like squats and deadlifts, teach someone to use their hips properly, and this is what you call specificity!
I am in no way promoting promiscuity here but if you’re in a committed relationship more sex can help strengthen your bond with your partner and more exercise, as well as sex, can improve your health big time! Just another reason to work hard at our Long Island personal training studio!