Diet and exercise. Diet and exercise. How many times do we hear that from our doctors, or read it in magazines and newspaper columns? It's as if we are constantly inundated. We've been told the better health we attain, the better and stronger we get the better and stronger our boners,
and the better our sexual appetite.
So, the more we exercise, the better our sex life, right?
Uh...maybe not. According to this article from the New York Times, sent by our Faithful Reader, Jean (she's looking out for us, guys!), the heavier workouts aren't doing you any favors.
"...men whose exercise was moderate to light in intensity or duration were far more likely to report moderate or high libidos than were men whose workouts were especially prolonged or intense."
The researchers at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill conducted the study on 1100 men of varying ages. The speculation is that the more strenuous exercise leads to fatigue and lowers Testosterone. Lower Testosterone leads to flagging boners.
The answer, as usual: All things in moderation.