There is some sort of generalization that if you are physically fit, you also have a marked sexual vigor; and this holds true for both men and women. This generalization is associated with at least three factors. One being, that a well kept physique will elicit a better sexual response from your mate resulting to a satisfying sexual pleasure; this is not to say however, that there is all into it but, it does make a difference.
Another is the development of strength and endurance with physical activity which also benefits the intimate act of sexuality. Sexual performance to be fulfilling demands a lot of energy, speed, strength, flexibility and control during foreplay until the consummation of the sexual act; and this is what physical exercise does –it improves your stamina for it.
Physical activity also improves your circulation to maintain all body functions to be in their maximum potential. If this happens, it also improves your mental, emotional and psychological state of mind; which makes you feel good about yourself.
In fact a research study proved the truth in this generalization when they conducted sexuality quality-of-life issues with respondents from the Fifty Plus Fitness Association based in Stanford, California.
The results said, 59% of the respondents agreed that physical fitness and sexual activity are together important elements of successful ageing.
The data gathered showed that the degree of fitness has a co-relation with the frequency of intimacy among the respondents.
30%, 38% and 66% of the women reported to have one or more of sexual intimacy per week for the least, middle and most fit groups accordingly. The similar figures for the men are as follows: 46%, 60% and 63%.
Now, a similar study is being conducted on the relationship of physical fitness, sexuality and improved life span of an individual. It is however, important to note that everything should be done in moderation because just like what an editorial in the British Medical Journal observed: “what we thought was bad for you may actually be good for you, but it may not be good to tell you in case you do it too much, and it is certainly not good to tell you it is good for you if you do too much of it already.”