We all know that it’s the month of lurve because of Valentine’s Day – really, I’d like every month to be the month of lurve, why not?
Some of my earlier articles have talked about the very important “What, Why and How” for making exercise part of your healthy lifestyle and, in the month of lurve, here’s a definite “Why” you should. It may seem to be light hearted, and one that you hadn’t considered, but it’s true nonetheless …….exercise will give your sex life a bit of a boost – there, I’ve said it. But when you think about it, exercise really helps when we set out to lose weight and generally want to feel better, and that’s a bonus in anyone’s love life……it also gives us more overall energy and stamina……what’s not to like?
Here are a few of my ideas about how to be ‘Month of Lurve’ ready :
- Build Cardio Endurance – This will make your heart strong and enable you to keep going.
- Build Muscular Endurance – This doesn’t necessarily mean bulking up – just ensure that you include weighted exercises, such as body weight and kettlebells in your programme plan.
- Build Overall Strength – Again, this doesn’t mean building bulky muscles; but it certainly means looking forward to feeling stronger and having greater definition.
A final bonus to keeping up with our fitness in the month of lurve is that both sex and exercise have been proven to help reduce stress……. #justsaying