Improve your sex life (and your health) with these seven exercises

Exercises to help you mentally, physically and, hopefully, sexually.

happy older couple kissing in a pool

What’s your excuse for not having enough fun in the bedroom (or any other room for that matter)? Are you too tired? Is sex too strenuous? Do you feel lackadaisical when it comes to your love life?

Getting more exercise is not only good for your entire wellbeing, it can help to enhance your pleasure levels, both mentally, physically and, hopefully, sexually.

So you don’t waste your time doing any old exercises, here are seven of the best for improving your sex life. Oh, and even if you’re not having much sex at the moment, they’re mighty good for you, anyway.

1. Heavy breathing
Any exercise that increases your heart rate and gets you breathing harder also boosts your blood flow. That means women can become more aroused and men can have stronger erections. For decent cardio exercises, think sprightly walks or nightly bike rides.

2. Get wet
Did you know that male and female swimmers in their 60s have the sex life of a 40-year-old? Yep, researchers at Harvard University found that not only does swimming build endurance, improve flexibility and strength, burn calories, boost blood flow and reduce stress, it also gives you the thrust of a much younger person.

3. Get to the core
Your core is quite possibly the most important part of your body, underpinning every movement and everything that you do. It’s the trunk from which your branches grow, so it goes without saying that any exercise that strengthens your core will go a long way towards improving your overall health and fitness.

4. Frog in your pants
Standing with your legs apart and squatting is called a frog pose – and it’s a fantastic hip opener that stretches your inner thighs and groin, and makes you more flexible for lovemaking.

5. Put the kegel on
Kegels were created to treat incontinence, but they double to strengthen your pelvic floor, which helps give you more powerful orgasms or, in the case of men, prevent premature ejaculation.

Here’s how to do kegels correctly:

  • locate the muscles you use to stop peeing
  • for three seconds, squeeze these same muscles (i.e. pretend to stop peeing), then relax them for three seconds, taking care not to contract your stomach or thigh muscles
  • repeat 10–15 times per session, three times per day
  • each week, add one extra second until you’re doing it for 10 seconds at a time

Don't practice kegels while you urinate, though, as you can damage your bladder.

6. Plank once a day
Planking strengthens your transversus abdominis – the deepest layer of your ab muscles – as well as your arms and thighs. They’re also great for making your butt pop and they help to make you more stable overall. If you can plank once a day, building up to 60 seconds at a time, your body will benefit abundantly. Take it slow: if you can’t do it on your toes, begin by doing it on your knees until you build up enough strength.

7. Elvis was onto something
Although he was known as ‘The King of Foreplay’, Elvis’ incessant pelvic thrusting must have made him quite the powerful pusher in the sack. Pelvic thrusts, such as those pictured, work your glutes, buttocks, hamstrings and calves, and help to build strength, stamina and flexibility.

Here’s a tip …
Exercising together also helps to spark arousal. So, the next time you want to get sweaty, book in an exercise date and you’ll not only benefit physically, but also emotionally and, fingers crossed, sexually.

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    bartpcb
    19th Apr 2017
    10:34am
    Better sex??? You mean to say sex with another person is allowed after 60??? Hmmm don't know quite how I'm going to explain this!!!
    Dave V
    19th Apr 2017
    11:20am
    Interesting that all the exercise pics with this article are of young women. What are you trying to tell us?
    Ella
    19th Apr 2017
    3:00pm
    Agreed. Maybe older people find them too hard ?
    In my experience whenever i start an exercise regime I'm too damn sore and tired to contelate sex. Whats wrong with lazy sex anyway ? Lots of thrusting is way overrated ????
    Zen
    19th Apr 2017
    6:13pm
    It's not older people who find it hard I don't think....it's the fact we live in a youth obsessed culture where ageing is seen as a disease or at minimum, a problem so we blot out images of older people as much as possible!
    Zen
    19th Apr 2017
    6:17pm
    And I've just observed that it's definitely NOT ok to see OLDER WOMEN...if you look at the top pic...the man looks over 60 but the woman looks no more than 40yrs! We have a massive anti ageing I.e ageism problem in our society!
    Zen
    19th Apr 2017
    6:18pm
    And I've just observed that it's definitely NOT ok to see OLDER WOMEN...if you look at the top pic...the man looks over 60 but the woman looks no more than 40yrs! We have a massive anti ageing I.e ageism problem in our society!
    Zen
    19th Apr 2017
    6:18pm
    And I've just observed that it's definitely NOT ok to see OLDER WOMEN...if you look at the top pic...the man looks over 60 but the woman looks no more than 40yrs! We have a massive anti ageing I.e ageism problem in our society!
    Tib
    19th Apr 2017
    3:31pm
    God gave me a penis and a brain but only enough blood for one. I choose the brain. Nice story , yep don't care, but nice story.
    Shetso1
    19th Apr 2017
    5:37pm
    Really liked Elvis and yeah guess he was a bit of a thruster in his time....Sadly though think his thrusting days were short lived given his woeful health problems starting from his mid to late 30s as far as I can glean, and then his untimely early death at the young age of 42…...

    So seriously unconvinced Elvis' thrusting could be categorised as a health benefit to improve his sex life - well for that poor bugger at least....

    Perhaps Elvis'staying off the drugs, alcohol and fatty foods might have worked better...And guess we never had the joy of actually seeing Elvis thrusting as an oldie given he never got the chance to be even middle-aged really..


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