Feeling a little bit less enthusiastic in bed? We have a couple of guesses as to what may be affecting your bedroom spirits.
#1. Are you overindulging in junk food? You’re putting too much of simple sugars, refined carbs and bad kinds of fats. Those can slow blood flow, hence, the lackluster performance. Purge your diet of junk food, rely more on vegetables, fruits, tofu, beans and nuts. The next logical step is compiling a healthy nutrition plan. All in the name of better sex and boosted energy!
#2. Is there too much salt in your diet? The more salt you consume, the higher the risk of increased blood pressure levels, the lower your libido is. Just look at how much sodium there is in all the prepackaged food you’re eating. Keep track of how much salt you add in the food you cook. Opt for spices and herbs instead!
#3. Are you stressing too much? Stress hormones can damage your health in the long-run… and yes, negatively affect your sex drive. They key thing to do here is to find out what is the reason behind the stress, and what are the best ways to deal with it. Sometimes, small things help, like taking a long walk, watching your favourite movie, or a yoga class.
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#4. Are skipping foreplay in bed? Stimulation does aid sex life and helps partners last longer. What makes you tick? Go for it in bed!
#5. Do you have free time at all? We all have trouble balancing our busy schedules and connecting with our partners. Don’t be so quick to strike sex off your agenda. Schedule it if you have to! It’ll pay off.
#6. Is it time to change something in bed? Yeah, take some time to reflect on whether it’s time to try something new. New positions, new locations, new time, new elements, like a massage session or some toys.
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#7. Are you keeping to yourself too much? Of course, don’t turn in into a blame game, just talk about the things that are bothering you. A productive conversation will get you far and help spice up your sex life.
#8. Are you too critical of your body? You might be too harsh to yourself, or listen to others too much, and your self-esteem suffers. Instead, try focusing more on the things you actually like - love - about yourself. Take your time to take care of yourself.
#9. Are you consuming too much alcohol?
Keep your drinking under control. Too much booze can - and will - affect your performance!
#10. Are you getting too little sleep? Lack of sleep affects your libido negatively. A study showed that women who sleep longer are happier with their sex lives.
#11. Do you need to get rid of these extra pounds? Losing some weight can prove to be beneficial, especially if you’re a guy. A medical study has shown that males with a waist of over 40 inches are more likely to have erection problems.
#12. Are you smoking too much? We all learn early on how damaging smoking is. Tobacco chemicals can mess with your blood flow and messed up blood flow means sex problems. Try giving up smoking.
The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!
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