It doesn’t matter what your relationship status is, being healthy can help save your love life – in bed and out. Here are some research-backed ways through which you can boost your romance by being healthy:

  1. You become more attractive

    Agreed, exercise can improve your physique but that’s not what we are talking about right now. While it is true that love is not always affected by how people look, you can, however, make yourself more attractive by being healthy. A 2009 research at St. Andrews University in Scotland showed that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can make you more appealing to the opposite sex by enhancing your complexion.

    Most individuals agree that the radiant glow you get from a diet rich in plant-based food is what makes a person most attractive. Therefore, in most cases, it doesn’t matter what your body looks like or whether you have the most attractive “sexual assets”, a glowing complexion is all you need to grab another person’s attention. The pigment, carotenoid, is what gives you that beachy glow and is often displayed by colorful birds and fish as well to attract mates.

  2. You produce more love hormones

    No, we aren’t talking about the sexual hormones responsible for increasing drive and your frequency of orgasms. One hormone, called oxytocin is actually responsible for love. You can increase your oxytocin production by having more vitamin C.

    Higher levels of oxytocin in the blood is linked to more feelings of trust, compassion, maternal behavior, bonding and also sexual arousal. You become more romantic through your actions than your words and even though love is a complex phenomenon, it is a game of several hormones in the body working hand in hand to boost your love life.

  3. Exercising together helps you bond more

    Couples who exercise together, stay together. According to a research from the Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology, couples who workout together become more motivated to stick to their fitness routine which thus, improves their relationship. Most couples also state that this helps them in the bedroom too.

  4. Being healthy makes you happy

    There is no doubt that a happier person is a more attractive person. One of the key assets that make a woman appealing is her smile and her laughter. According to numerous studies, exercise has been linked to better mood and lower levels of anxiety, stress and depression. When you try to improve your health, you become more aware of yourself, making you a much happier person.

  5. You become more energetic

    Many people say no to sex because they either are tired or just not in the mood for it. In most cases, this is because of declining energy levels, which can be saved by exercise. You need to amplify your glucose metabolism to optimize your energy levels.

    Mid-afternoon afternoon drowsiness can actually drain your mood for romance because of improper glucose metabolism which affects the stability of blood glucose and insulin levels. A sugar crash can increase mental fog and fatigue thereby, reducing your sexual drive. Therefore, make sure you exercise regularly to increase your energy levels and improve your performance in bed.

  6. You become more confident with your body

    When you’re physically fit, you become more attractive and sexually desirable. In most cases, confidence plays a major role in sexual intercourse. People who are more confident, are often more desirable and perform better in bed. Being fit means that you improve your muscle tone, reduce fat and improve your complexion, just to name a few. Exercise also improves your mental functioning, thus increasing confidence and mood.

  7. Higher libido

    Sexual dysfunction is a common result of diseases from poor lifestyle choices, lack of physical activity and improper eating habits. One of these diseases is diabetes. Diabetes is linked to poor sex drive and ejaculation function, lack of sexual satisfaction and sexual problems. Being unhealthy damages the supply of blood to sexual organs, thus restricting nutrient and oxygen flow and tampering hormonal action.

  8. Helps you climax

    Studies show that only 35 percent of females orgasm during sex. Your fitness level can play a major role in how much you climax. Both men and women with poor emotional and physical health experience fewer climaxes and lack of ejaculation function. An orgasm involves several factors, including emotions, hormones and neurotransmitters which are positively affected by exercise and better mental health.

Shomaila Issam

Shomaila is a fitness-loving, clean-eating, keyboard-stabbing bookworm. Being involved in a sedentary lifestyle, she enjoys releasing her frustration through exercise, especially Pilates, and sharing her thoughts via the interwebs.

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