Lifestyle Changes to Boost Your Libido Naturally
Low libido, otherwise known as low sex drive, can be an incredibly aggravating condition for men that leaves them missing out on intimate moments that they would love to enjoy. Because of this, many men seek ways in which they can boost their libido. The good news is that there are many ways in which you can boost your libido naturally.
Causes of Hormonal Imbalance
Low libido in men is often caused by a hormonal imbalance, usually low testosterone levels. This can be caused by many factors including age. As men age, their testosterone levels begin to drop. This starts around the age of 30 and continues to drop slowly as men get older. Low testosterone levels can cause under stimulation resulting in a decreased sex drive and even erectile dysfunction.
Age is not the only factor that can contribute to low testosterone levels. Obesity, diabetes, chronic health conditions, and lack of sleep can also contribute to low testosterone levels. While low testosterone is often associated with older men, it can affect men of any age.
Impact on Relationships
Low sex drive in men can have an immense impact on relationships. Low libido can leave you missing out on those important intimate moments that you and your partner enjoy. It can also leave your partner feeling unwanted or unattractive because they may feel that you are no longer interested in them when in truth, your natural libido just isn’t where it should be. This can leave you and your partner looking for male libido enhancers.
Ways to Boost Libido Naturally
Fortunately, there are many ways to boost your libido naturally, ranging from changes in your lifestyle to diet and exercise.
- Diet and Exercise
Obesity can certainly contribute to low libido and a healthy diet and regular exercise can help you lose weight, but this is not the only benefit that diet and exercise can have on your sexual health. For starters, certain foods have been shown to act as natural libido boosters including foods high in zinc and lean proteins. A healthy balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals will increase blood flow, erectile function and overall sexual health.
Exercise can also be essential in boosting your libido. Cardiovascular exercises such as jogging, swimming or cycling have been shown to increase your cardiovascular and circulatory health which increases blood flow and can provide better erectile function. Resistance training such as weight training has been shown to increase testosterone levels, which can boost your libido. A good combination of cardiovascular and resistance training will result in your libido increasing to a greater extent than one type alone.
- Stress Management
Stress can be a contributing factor to low sex drive. Stress, anxiety, or depression can make it hard to concentrate in intimate moments and overall, less interested in sex. This is why stress management can be so crucial. Exercise, especially cardiovascular exercises, are known to boost endorphin levels, reducing stress, anxiety and depression and can play a role in increasing libido.
Other options for reducing stress can be getting enough sleep and meditation. Anything that you find can reduce your stress levels in a healthy way can prove beneficial in increasing your sexual health.
Your lifestyle can also contribute to your sexual health especially if you are not getting enough sleep or if you use tobacco or consume too much alcohol.
- Sleep and Rest
Not getting enough sleep and rest can result in low libido because sleep is critical for testosterone levels. Testosterone levels are often recharged during sleep and lack of sleep can leave these levels low. Less sleep can also result in higher levels of cortisol levels which can result in higher stress levels.
- Limiting Alcohol and Tobacco
Nicotine use has a serious effect on a person’s blood vessels, including in the genitals, which can lead to a loss of desire and arousal and can also contribute to erectile dysfunction. High levels of alcohol consumption have been shown to cause nerve damage and lower your testosterone levels which can have a significant effect on your sex drive. Reducing alcohol and tobacco use can go a long way to improve your sex life.
Sometimes natural methods alone will be insufficient to improve your libido and you may require medical intervention.
- Hormone Replacement Therapy
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is an innovative medical procedure that works to supplement your testosterone levels and bring them back into a normal range. This can have numerous beneficial effects including increasing your sex drive and your erectile function allowing you to get back those special moments with your partner in the bedroom.
While there is no magical pill that restores libido in men, erectile dysfunction medications such as Viagra and Cialis can work as an erectile dysfunction treatment and give you more confidence in the bedroom. However, natural libido herbs, such as horny goat weed and ginseng, may be able to boost your libido.
How Hormones Affect Low Libido in Men and Women
Testosterone levels affect libido levels in both men and women. For men, low testosterone levels can result in low arousal and erectile dysfunction. For women, low testosterone levels can limit arousal and the ability to achieve orgasm. For both genders, low testosterone levels can result in low stamina resulting in less interest in sex and lower ability to perform sexually.
If you are a man experiencing low libido, Alpha Men’s Center can help. We provide tailored solutions for male health issues that can help increase your libido and overall sex life. Contact Alpha Men’s Center today to set up an appointment.