Admittedly, most people get more excited about working up a sweat between the sheets than on the treadmill. But if you’re someone who struggles to find the motivation to fit in your weekly workouts, you might be interested to know there is a direct correlation between physical exercise and sexual activity.

A 2019 study found that adults who participated in regular physical activity also self-reported higher levels of sexual activity, and the connection doesn’t stop there. Further research shows that greater levels of physical fitness correlate with higher levels of sexual functioning; in addition, muscular strength was associated with a higher number of sexual partners for women.

How exercise can improve your sexual health

Exercise enhances sexual health in a number of ways physically and psychologically. When you feel strong and healthy, you’re more likely to feel confident in your ability to perform well in bed. And given that exercise enhances cardiovascular