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Sometimes it takes a bit of motivation to hit the gym and live healthy lives – but what if it could help you in the sack? Research suggests there is a strong connection between health and sex. Learn how you can improve both your everyday health and sex life by following these three easy tips.

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Both cardio and strength training can improve blood flow and increase levels of testosterone, a growth hormone that is linked to arousal. Pumping up blood flow and testosterone levels will help prepare your body for a long night of fun. Yoga is another great tool that allows you to improve your flexibility and get into those positions you've always dreamed of!

Not only is exercise important for physical health, but it also holds many psychological benefits. When you look good, you feel good! Getting in good health is not about the opinions of others. A positive self-body image can give you the confidence you need to rock your partner's world under the sheets.

But that's not all! Working out with your partner (or as we like to call them, swolemate) brings its own health benefits. Don't just take it from us, either – Chris and Maribel LaLanne gave us the scoop on couples fitness; it can benefit your overall relationship as well as your own health.

2. Eat Healthy

What you put in your body has a large effect on your health and sex life. A nutritious diet will not only keep your arteries clean, but also help ensure your libido is at the top of its game. An easy way to stay on track with your nutrition is to invest in a meal management bag. With the variety available, including gym backpacks and messenger bags, there is no reason you shouldn't be eating healthy. Always remember to pack nutrient-rich foods that are low in trans fats, saturated fats, added sugars, and sodium. These unhealthy choices can cause you to become lethargic and in turn lower your libido.

Instead, try adding foods high in zinc and arginine to your meal management bag. Zinc assists in boosting levels of the growth hormone testosterone. Because testosterone is also linked to arousal, this chemical will easily increase your libido. To get your daily dose of zinc, try eating foods like oysters or pesto. Arginine, also known as L-arginine, is an amino acid that converts to nitric oxide. This chemical relaxes blood vessels, promoting good blood flow so that blood is able to flow everywhere that's needed! Arginine can be found in many foods including watermelon, nuts, and clams.

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3. Manage Your Stress

Physical appearance is not the only thing that is important when it comes to health and sex. Stress not only affects your mood, but it can physically hurt you. Tense muscles, headaches, difficulty breathing, low heart and blood vessel health, infections, overproduction of harmful hormones, and low libido are some of the symptoms that people experience with stress. So take a break and relax your mind! A few minutes of meditation every day can reduce stress, which in turn will allow you to live a healthier lifestyle.

Following these three easy tips can help you enhance both your everyday health and sex life. Having the right equipment and nutrition is an important step in reaching your goals. Make eating healthy easier with a meal management bag. Whether you rock gym totes, gym backpacks, or messenger bags – 6 Pack has your back.