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A lot of research studies have proven that if a person has a bad immunity system, then the chances of them getting any number of infections increases greatly. One cause of a bad immune system is a diet that consists mostly of fat and sugar. The reason for the higher chances of infections is that this type of diet will more than likely raise your blood sugar levels or cause oxidative damage.

Oxidative damage is an overproduction of reactive oxygen species compared to the body’s ability to detoxify cells. When this type of damage happens, the chance of you getting an infection increases. If you do not have enough protein in your diet, that can do damage to your body as well.

If a person does not take in enough protein, they are at risk of getting protein-energy malnutrition, and it will do a lot of damage to their immune system. Some people believe that malnutrition is caused by not having a proper diet.  For this reason, deficiencies can very well happen for any person with a bad diet, no matter how much they weigh. There are many physical problems that obesity and one of them is diabetes.

Being overweight and not exercising much can be a contributing factor to type two diabetes. Both of them make a person’s system insulin-resistant. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar. Being resistant to insulin results in high blood sugar levels. Obesity can also be a determining factor in heart disease.

People that are obese are more likely to get heart disease because the arteries that supply the heart with blood become narrow because there is an accumulation of fatty deposits. The result is less blood flowing to the heart, and this can cause heart disease, heart attacks, and the forming of blood clots that may cause a stroke. Obesity can also cause infertility for obese women in comparison to women that are of normal weight or are overweight. Joint pain and arthritis are also caused by obesity.

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and takes place when a joint’s cartilage breaks down. Cartilage is needed because it protects the joints. Non-alcohol fatty liver disease is when the amount of fat in the liver cells goes up, which, in turn, may cause inflammation and scarring of the tissue.

In the worst of cases, an excess of scarred tissues may bring on cirrhosis, a very bad condition that may result in liver failure or liver cancer. Sleep apnea is also caused by obesity. When obstructive sleep apnea happens, the muscles in the throat relax, which narrows the airway and restricts airflow, which causes a person to stop breathing for small amounts of time, and it wakes them up.

The inability to get a good night’s sleep for a long period of time can result in being tired during the day, depression, high blood pressure, and weight gain. The reason that obesity can result in obstructive sleep apnea because the extra weight on the neck can place pressure on the throat muscles, which causes obstructed airways and snoring.

Along with the physical reasons, having no problems with obesity can result in people feeling better about themselves. This can lead to good emotional health which can affect your physical health as well. Therefore, not being obvious not only has an effect on our overall physical health but our overall emotional health as well.

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Let’s face it- after a certain age all guys start to worry about losing their sex drive and the thought alone can affect not only a man’s ability to perform, but his ego as well. The erectile dysfunction drug market is expected to garner a $3.2 billion dollar windfall to the pharmaceutical industry by 2022.

A number of factors account for this rise, but living a sedentary lifestyle and its looming physical effects are high on the list. As such, it should not be a surprise that men over the age of forty are looking to the nearest gym to give that testosterone level a healthy burst of physical activity.

Prior to starting that first squat thrust however, let’s look at the link between the male sex drive and physical activity because you might be surprised by what you discover.

Gym Membership and the American Male

Of the more than 45 million Americans with a gym membership card in their wallet, 23 million of those are men.

With an average age of 40, each member joins from a myriad of reasons ranging from the desire to shed a few pounds, to adopting a healthier lifestyle, to trying to look more attractive to their significant other.

Obviously, exercising boosts the body’s endorphins, which helps boost your mood, self-esteem, and gives you that sexy confidence that swerves to turbo charge your sexual desires and libido.

Beyond the subconscious, the physiological effects of exercise include increased circulation, and since great sex is predicated on increased blood flow to the genitals, exercise is an excellent way to get that particular ball rolling.

Ample evidence points to the universal nature of the phenomenon, but exercise also has additional benefits.

Sex is a Physical Game

Sex is a lot of things, but at its core it is an intensely physical act requiring core muscle control and endurance for a true night to remember. Physical activity will build both strength and stamina to help improve your sexual performance when things turn horizontal.

Specifically, you can look for the following advantages with a moderate workout schedule that becomes evident with as little as six weeks of regular workouts at the local gym or fitness center owing to:

  • Greater flexibility
  • Stronger core
  • Increased muscle strength
  • Longer endurance

Simply stated, stronger muscles and longer physical endurance means expanded play time and increasingly varied sexual positions that are a sure fire guaranteed way to boost your sexual libido.

Also, feeling sexy comes with regular exercise, and those with better body images of themselves tend to have more relaxed sex than one who might be harboring adverse images of their body.

Too Much of a Good Thing is a Bad Thing

A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina warns that excessive exercise training can have the opposite effect and actually suppress your sex drive as sex hormones are replaced with stress hormones in a condition identified as “Exercise Hypogonadal Male Condition,” which suppresses the testosterone levels in your body.

In fact, prior research indicates that the testosterone boosting advantages of exercise for sedentary men is more pronounced than in those who adhere to a high intensity workout. Therefore, for a highly tuned sex drive, it is better to engage in regular, moderate intensity exercises for a happy and healthy sex life than to spending hours in the gym overtraining.

Studies have also shown exercising with a significant other can boost feelings of attraction. Whether you exercise alone or with a partner, get out there and get active, your sex life will thank you for it!

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