Good sex is one of those healthy habits we should all get into. If your sex life has waned, feels like too much effort, or you just can’t get in the mood, you may be able to transform your sex life from blah to mind-blowing with a few simple exercises.
It’s long been said that exercise is a potent aphrodisiac and it is also one of the healthy living tips we wanted to share in this article. Getting in tune with your body is the best way to boost your sex life and one way to accomplish that is to exercise more. The feel-good endorphins that follow a pulse-pounding run, Zumba class or a cross fit session can help you get in the mood for sure.
Exercise also makes us feel stronger and more accomplished. Tap those good feelings and focus on these three specific exercises in your workout routine to get you in the mood, and enable you to enjoy better sex longer. You’ll be able to accomplish two healthy habits in one!
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Knee to Chest Stretch
This one is simple. Find a comfortable spot to lie down on the floor. The moves will open up your hips and loosen your lower back.
Once you are comfortable lying on floor, have your feet flat on the floor with your knees bent. Pull your right knee toward your chest and hug it briefly. Return to the start position and repeat with the left knee. Begin by doing five times on each side and work up to ten over time.
One-legged Hip Thrusts
How this one can improve your sex life is pretty self-explanatory. Simply lie flat on your back, knees bent with your arms relaxed at your sides. Keeping one foot firmly planted on the ground, lift the other leg off the floor keeping the knee bent. Using your planted foot thrust your hips as high as possible toward the ceiling. Be sure to keep your back neutral, and not overly arched.
Hold the leg up squeezing your glutes (gluteus maximus or your bottom) together, and then slowly lower your leg and hips back down; repeat with the other leg. Start with eight lifts per leg and progress to over time to 20. Your hips, butt, thighs and legs will all become stronger.
Straight Leg Lifts
This simple move strengthens those hard to reach lower abdominals just beneath your belly button and above the pubic bone. Start by lying on your back with your legs and feet straight up pointing at the ceiling. With slow controlled movements, raise your hips and bottom off the ground as if to push your feet closer to the ceiling.
Focus on tightening your lower abs forcing them to do the work and roll your feet closer to the ceiling slowly. Hold for a count of three then slowly lower your hips back to the ground. Try doing three sets of 12 with a minute of rest between each set.