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Excessive Exercise At The Gym May Ruin Men's Sex Life

Update Date: Feb 25, 2017 07:00 AM EST

A new study conducted by researchers from the University of North Carolina has found that too much exercise can affect a person's sex life. It showed that men who work out too intensely can have a lower libido.

Men who work out lightly or moderately have a higher libido than men who don't work out at all. The study was published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise.

Previous studies found excessive training affects female health causing them to have menstrual dysfunction, hormonal imbalance, and other health related issues. But this problem can be solved by avoiding strenuous exercise according to Latinos Health.

In this new study, the researchers surveyed 1,000 men and asked them about their sex lives and workouts. These men were then categorized into groups according to instensity of exercise, libido levels and duration of exercise.

According to Lighthouse News Daily, after comparing the groups' data they found out that those who work out moderately or lightly reported to have higher libidos compared to those who work out intensely. Researchers said the information was self-reported which greatly affects the study.

A higher level of libido means a better sex life for men. Working out too intensely can decrease your libido level and greatly affect sex life.

Dr. Anthony Hackney, a professor of nutrition and exercise physiology at the University of North Carolina, has pointed out that working out does not because a low libido, it depends on the duration of the workout and the intensity. Men who work out too intensely may become too tired for sex and can experience a dropping testosterone levels due to the hard work out.

The research team suggests people should not stop working out but take it easy by having moderate workouts. They are looking to conduct more future experiments that will include the link between exercise, hormone level, and libidos

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