Intense workouts may be killing your sex life: study warns
A new study conducted by a team of researchers at the University of North Carolina has linked high-intensity workouts to a low sex drive, and possibly infertility, in men.
The researchers polled more than one thousand active American men on their workouts as well as sex lives. Participating men were divided into groups by duration and intensity of workout/exercise and libido levels.
A comparison of results from the groups revealed that those who underwent moderate or light exercise/workouts were more likely to report moderate/high libidos than those who underwent intense workouts.
The researchers wrote in the study report, “Exposure to higher levels of chronic intense and greater durations of endurance training on a regular basis are significantly associated with ... decreased libido scores in men.”
They concluded that workouts improve your sex life and overall health, but if you are feeling so worn out after an intense workout that you can not perform in the bedroom, then it is the time to tone it down.
The researchers reported their study in the most recent edition of the journal Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise.