The other benefits of exercise
“The tradition of fika (pronounced ‘feeka’) is as common as breakfast — something almost everyone does at least once a day,” says Anna Brones, author of
“It means ‘to drink coffee’ but there’s a lot more to it than that. It factors in planning, work schedules, and even a relaxed weekend at home. Life without fika is unthinkable.”
Copycat tips: “Fika is also the art of taking one’s time,” says Brones. “It’s about making a commitment to slow down and take a break from the rest of the day’s plans.”
Apart from health, intense workouts can also improve your love life
The key to having a great relationship lies in working out intensively, according to new research. “Men and women who are healthy tend to have a better sex life,” said Dr Lauren Streicher, the medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine.
Aerobic exercise is especially good at improving cardiovascular fitness, which stimulates blood flow throughout the body.
“Anything that supports t he cardiovascular system is going to support a man or woman’s sexual response,” said sex therapist and educator Laura Berman.
The right amount of exercise needed is at least moderate-intensity 150 minutes or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity per week. A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine suggests that higher levels of aerobic exercise may further improve stamina and desire in active men and women.
“What’s interesting is that we found a close relationship... in that more exercise, especially in women, resulted in more benefit,” said lead author Dr Benjamin Breyer, chief of urology at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.
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