The benefits of exercise are all ones that you know you should care about, like being fit and healthy and stuff, but a new piece of research has shown that there's plenty to be gained from it in the bedroom too. 

In case you needed any further motivation to finally go to the gym, then let science bring you some news that might convince you, beyond the usual get in to good shape and stuff. This time, it's about how working out can help you to have a better time in the bedroom, y'know, where the magic happens. 

A study from The Journal of Sexual Medicine (we subscribed based off the name alone) showed that "highly active men have a greater ability to have erections and more sensitive orgasms, as well as the quality and frequency of erections" being higher. 

Adriana Vidal, the study's senior author, stated that while others studies have shown how exercising more can improve your sex life, "this study is the first to link the benefits of exercise in relation to improved erectile and sexual function in a racially diverse group of patients."

One other important piece of information you might want to know before you head off to the gym to get yourself ripped is what you need to do to get all these benefits, and how much of it. Well, it seems that "two hours of strenuous exercise, such as running or swimming, 3.5 hours of moderate exercise, or six hours of light exercise" should do the trick, and will hopefully start you down the path to gaining yourself some sort of legendary nickname by which word of your exploits and feats shall be passed down from generation to generation.

Working out regularly is also of benefit to women, as the folks at BroBible point out, as a study from 2004 showed that women who "exercise two to three times a week experience an increased sex drive". 

Via BroBible