Ladies, many of you know about the multiple advantages of incorporating exercise into your daily life. Not only can you look great when you commit to it, but you can also reduce your blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as gain an increased immunity to many diseases and cancers. Sometimes, convincing the men you care about of these benefits is a tougher sell. So, here are some lesser known facts about physical fitness and its benefits on men’s sexual health that may get them to change their minds, or at least listen up.
Becoming physically fit can increase your lifespan as well as reduce your risks of stroke, heart disease, and even depression. Men that increase their level of fitness, often see improvements in sexual function and fertility too. If you and your partner are looking to reinvigorate your sex life or start a family, the best thing you can do is get started on improving your fitness lifestyle.
Stress, Fatigue and Sex Drive
That famous phrase “not tonight, honey” is historically one that is prescribed to women. But many men also experience a low libido from time to time as well. However, they often don’t think they’re supposed to talk about it for fear that it makes them less “manly.” The idea that men want sex “all the time” is truly a myth, especially as men age. Two of the biggest reasons both sexes give for not being “in the mood” are stress and fatigue. Male or female, this can be a vicious cycle.
Since exercise is hard work, many people don’t recognize its benefits in reducing fatigue and stress right away. The question often becomes, “if I’m tired, how will more physical work make me less tired?” I’m here to tell you that countless studies prove that it does, and they’re all related to hormones produced in your body and how your brain responds to them. The collective opinion? Exercise DOES reduce stress and fatigue.
Getting Physically Fit
You don’t necessarily have to join a gym to get in shape. While they do offer personal trainers that can guide and motivate you towards a fitness goal, it is absolutely possible to get physically fit on your own. My advice? Start somewhere. Perhaps it’s a brisk walk around the neighborhood after dinner, then graduating to a jog in the park and some concentrated weight-lifting. No matter how you choose to go about it, stick with it.
If you find it difficult to incorporate exercise into your daily routine, there are little things you can do to make a difference. Instead of taking the elevator up to your office, take the stairs. You can also park at the far end of the lot when you go places and walk the longer distance to get to your destination. Every effort counts, no matter how small.
Seeking Expert Guidance
Sometimes, even exercise and stress reduction many not be enough to put the spark back in a man’s sex drive. When this is the case, an underlying medical condition could be to blame. An experienced and highly-trained urologist can help get to the bottom of and effectively treat a wide variety of conditions that can affect a man’s sexual function. Don’t suffer in silence. Plenty of men experience conditions that can affect their libido and there is no shame in seeking treatment so that you can get back to the sex life you want.