Losing weight can kick start your sex drive back into action!
Not only may you feel better about your body, but you’ll actually go through some major physical changes as well.
Here’s how being overweight can dampen your libido…
How the scales can sabotage your sex life
1. You’ll feel less aroused
High cholesterol can cause the blood flow to your genitals to slow down, which can make it harder to get aroused and or have an orgasm.
2. You’ll have less energy
Sex uses most muscles in your body and can be a high-intensity exercise. If you are feeling overweight you may have less energy and be out of breath.
3. You’ll feel less confident
When you feel shy about your body, and this could lead to performance anxiety.
4. It could limit your positions
If you’re overweight you may struggle to satisfy yourself or your partner because some sexual positions could become challenging.
5. It could take intimacy out of the bedroom
If you’re feeling overweight, tired and anxious it could hinder an opportunity to connect with your partner on a physical level.
We’ve previously talked about how sex can burn calories and exactly how many calories can be burnt, so why not get into talking about which positions?
Yes, that’s right, certain sex positions can burn more calories than others while maximising the blasting of belly fat! It’s not only the position that effects how much belly fat you burn, but it’s also about how vigorous you are doing it, and how long you are doing it for.
So, the more energy you put in, the more belly fat will be blasted. Let’s get going!
When in this standing position you have to work twice as hard as you would if lying down. Bracing your core to support your own weight is a workout in itself. You’ll be moving many muscles especially your calves and glutes! Hello peach bum.
2. Missionary position
Although this one might be associated with a less adventurous love life, missionary is a great calorie burner. It works the glutes, inner thighs and core muscles and dependant on the exact position you adopt, can also work your arms too.
If you want to maximise calorie burn and target your inner thighs, glutes and abs the cowgirl is the way forward. And throw in quads and hamstrings too if you decide to use a ‘squat variation’ position.
You could even approach it in ‘interval’ training if you wanted to. 1, 2, 3, go!
In this primal position, your partner will get a great workout for his glutes and core, whilst for you, it’s especially tough on the triceps, chest, core and legs! All in all, it’s a great position for racking up that calorie expenditure.
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To burn even more calories you may want to check out our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge which promotes healthy balanced eating with a goal of losing up to 4-6kg in 4 weeks.
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