Exercise Your Way to Better Sex

Want to spice up your relationship? Consider going on an exercise date. Exercise not only has numerous health benefits but can also enhance connection and attraction between partners. Let’s explore how physical activity influences intimacy:

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  1. Hormones and Mood Enhancement:

    • When you exercise, your body releases endocannabinoids and endorphins. These hormones improve mood and happiness, even after a single session.
    • Adrenaline, released during exercise, mimics the physiological responses of sexual arousal. This overlap can lead to increased attraction.
    • Smiling, which often accompanies happiness, makes people more attractive to others.
  2. Confidence and Self-Image:

    • Regular exercise boosts confidence and self-esteem. The more you exercise, the greater your self-esteem tends to be.
    • Feeling good about your body positively impacts how you perceive yourself and how others perceive you.
  3. Couples Who Exercise Together Stay Together:

    • Shared exercise experiences strengthen relationships. Novel and exciting activities lead to increased relationship quality.
    • Spending time together during workouts fosters connection beyond the gym.
  4. Self-Care and Intimacy:

    • Prioritizing self-care—through exercise, balanced nutrition, and adequate sleep—enhances overall well-being.
    • Feeling physically better translates to a more vibrant and attractive presence within the relationship.

A couple are pictured from the waist up and wearing only their underwear. The man is holding the woman close against his bare chest and they are both looking into each others eyes and grinning.

Exercise isn’t just about physical health; it’s a powerful tool for nurturing intimacy. So, grab your partner’s hand and hit the gym—it’s good for both your bodies and your relationship! 🏋️‍♀️💕

The impact of diet on intimacy is also significant and worth mentioning here. Here are some ways in which your eating habits can influence your relationship and sexual health:

  1. Healthy Diet for Mood and Energy:

    • A well-balanced diet can boost your mood and energy levels, supporting a healthy relationship and sex life.
    • Opt for nutrient-rich foods low in trans fats, saturated fats, added sugars, and sodium.
    • Include a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and lean proteins.
  2. Specific Nutrients and Their Effects:

  3. Plant-Based Meals and Intimate Health:

Remember, a healthy diet isn’t a magic solution, but it’s a positive step toward enhancing intimacy and overall health. 🍎🥦🌽


This article was compiled by our resident expert and scientist, Ami Reid, CEO of The Quiet Achiever. The Quiet Achiever is New Zealand's only women owned and operated sexual wellness store that sells only 100% body-safe toys and tools to women and couples. You can shop their products or learn more here or by following the link below:

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