WARNING: If your boyfriend loves exercising, it could be having a negative effect on your sex life
There are lots (and lots and lots and lots) of health benefits that stem from exercise. Sweating it out in the gym can boost happiness levels, help you sleep better, improve memory and so on.
However, according to a new study by the University of North Carolina, men who are hard-core about their workouts could have a lower sex drive than those who prefer light exercise.
Surprised? So are we.
By surveying almost 1,100 men from running, cycling and triathlon groups, researchers found that strenuous exercise was associated with a lower libido.
Anthony Hackney, a professor of exercise physiology and nutrition at the University of North Carolina, told The New York Times that “there does seem to be a potential tipping point” where exercise starts to effect a man’s sex drive.
In contrast, the study found that moderate and light physical activity was associated with a high libido.
Prior to this study, most of the research conducted on the link between exercise and sex drive has been conducted on female athletes.
So, ah, it might be worth asking your boyfriend to trade in his marathon training for a marathon in the sack instead. We’re pretty sure he wouldn’t object…