3 Secrets for a Steamier Sex Life
Boost your sex life with diet, exercise -- and a can-do attitude
Getting regular physical activity is an easy way to boost your sexual
prowess. "Adults who exercise regularly not only have increased levels of
desire, but also enhanced ability to perform sexually and greater sexual
satisfaction," says Cedric Bryant, PhD, chief exercise physiologist for the
American Council on Exercise.
To strengthen your heart and help build endurance, add a few high-intensity
bouts to your fitness routine. For example, increase the incline on the
treadmill, or increase the speed, for a few minutes at a time during your
Strength training is also a good idea, to build shapely muscle and to keep
your body strong enough to handle all your day-to-day activities (including
One exercise for women is the Kegel -- the same exercise gynecologists
recommend to keep the pelvic floor strong during pregnancy. These muscles can
increase pleasure sensations during sex. They're the same muscles you use to
stop the flow of urine when you're using the bathroom. Just practice tightening
them whenever you think about it during the day.
Staying fit works wonders for so many parts of the body. With as little as
30 minutes a day of regular exercise, you will burn calories, build muscle, and
feel more confident, more vivacious, and virile for Valentine's Day and every
Recharge and Energize
A good night's sleep goes a long way toward ensuring that you have enough
energy for a roll in the hay. It's hard to be in the mood for love when you are
It's also important to have the right frame of mind. So leave your troubles
behind, forget about work -- unwind and experience the pleasure of your
partner. A healthy sex life needs to be a priority. Take a hot bath, a quiet
walk, or whatever it takes to help you relax.
If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation. It is no secret that excessive
alcohol can dampen your sexual energy. Plan ahead, and limit your consumption
to one or two drinks before an evening of romance.
Remember, a lifestyle that's healthy for you overall will be healthy for
your sex life -- period. Boost your sexual potency naturally with a healthy
diet, lots of physical activity, and an attitude that screams, "I'm worth