Wellness Wednesday: Physical Fitness And Your Libido

The goal of exercise is to obtain a healthier lifestyle. Exercise is a powerful tool in the development of muscular strength, cardiovascular fitness, mind-body coordination and stress relief. Exercise also has been proven to increase sex drive for men.

Working out three to four times a week can do a lot to help your sexual technique, flexibility, and endurance. Here are a few exercises that are guaranteed to improve your libido...

1. Weight Lifting:

Weight lifting causes the body to produce testosterone, which is the primary precursor for the male sex drive. To improve your sex life, do some push-ups, sit-ups, and crunches. These muscle-building exercises can help lead to better sex by strengthening the shoulders, chest, and abs. Strong upper body strength can increase stamina since these muscles are used during intercourse.

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. Kegels strengthens 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.

3. HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training):

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© Black Men With Beards 2017 // Quinn Gordon

Doing interval training will increase your stamina and endurance. And you can do intervals just about anywhere -- outside on a track, at the park or on a bike, elliptical, stair climber or treadmill. HOW TO DO IT: After your warm-up, start your intervals at full speed, going as hard and fast as you can, and push yourself for at least 30 seconds. Then back off for a minute or two. Repeat this several times. Add these to your workout a couple of times a week and soon you’ll be ready to go longer or be ready whenever your partner wants to go again.

4. Yoga:

Yoga will help your flexibility, which can result in better sex. Some experts say it can also improve your stamina in the sack by drawing your energy in and up. Yoga poses that improve pelvic muscles are recommended, such as the Bow Pose, Peacock Pose (also called the Forearm or Elbow Balance), and Shoulder Stand.


Having a healthy diet can naturally increase your libido, boost your reproductive health and spark your sexual appetite. Improve your overall performance by adding these foods to the menu...

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1. Watermelon:

This fruit is rich in L-citrulline, an amino acid that helps improve blood flow to the sexual organs. L-citrulline optimizes blood flow in the body by first converting to L-arginine and then to nitric oxide, which is involved in dilation of the blood vessels. Low levels of nitric oxide are associated with mental and physical fatigue and sexual dysfunction.

2. Blueberries:

Blueberries are high in antioxidants and have the capacity to relax the blood vessels, thereby allowing improved circulation. This, in turn, means better blood flow to the sex organ and stronger erections. Blueberries also rule when it comes to the boosting the dopamine levels, as they give the body a greater ability to release this hormone.

3. Asparagus:

Asparagus has been considered a successful aphrodisiac. This vegetable is rich in potassium and folic acid, a B vitamin that helps increase the production of histamine, which is important for a healthy sex drive.

4. Avocados:

Avocados are rich in vitamin B6 and folic acid, which help increase overall energy. B6 also helps regulate prolactin, a libido enhancer. Avocados are also rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, which helps to increase testosterone production.

Having a heightened libido can be extremely healthy, physically and mentally. There are so many benefits such as improved mood, better sexual performance, reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, and even burning calories. A low or malfunctioning libido can contribute to severe health conditions, so make sure you maintain a healthy libido, so you can lead a happier, more satisfying life. 


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A serial entrepreneur and former financial advisor, Jean Titus discovered his purpose and passion through the heartache of losing loved ones far too early. He lives his mantra – “We rise by lifting others” – daily as a life coach and Personal Trainer. Jean brings a simplicity and practicality to his work, helping clients draw on their strengths to realize the one thing money can’t buy – good health and wellness. Follow him on Instagram and his fitness journey!