Everyday Health – Move over, Viagra: Regular exercise could be the best medicine for a man to improve his sex life.
“Working out three to four times a week can do a lot to help your sexual technique, flexibility, and endurance,” says Pete McCall, personal trainer for the American Council on Exercise.
So what types of exercise are best for better sex?
Better Sex Exercise No. 1: Weight Lifting
Strength training could be just what the doctor ordered for your sex life.
The reason: “Weight lifting causes the body to produce testosterone, which is the primary precursor for the male sex drive,” says McCall, who recommends lifting enough to feel fatigue by the 10th repetition.
Better Sex Exercise No. 2: Kegels
Doing Kegels is considered a good sex exercise for men because these exercises can help endurance and control by toning the pubococcygeus (PC) muscles — the ones that let you stop the flow of urine mid-stream.
Named after Los Angeles physician Arnold Kegel, they strengthen the muscles in your body’s pelvic floor, which can lead to better sex. “Men can use Kegels to delay ejaculation by contracting these muscles just before orgasm,” says McCall.
Better Sex Exercise No. 3: Yoga
Want to shake up your sex life with some new positions? Practicing yoga will give you better sex by allowing your body to get into creative positions for maximum pleasure during intercourse. “Yoga will help your flexibility,” which can result in better sex, McCall says.
Better Sex Exercise No. 4: Fast Walking
In a study of 31,000 men over age 50, Harvard researchers found that aerobic exercise resulted in a 30-percent lower risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) … Brisk walking is thought to help ED by improving circulation and blood flow.
Better Sex Exercise No. 5: Swimming
In another Harvard study of 160 male and female swimmers, swimmers in their 60s reported sex lives comparable to those in their 40s … Read more.