Whenever you feel a dip in your sex drive, it can be very easy to try and seek medical or supplemental solutions. And while medication and supplements can work to help you elevate your testosterone levels, there are some little lifestyle tweaks that you can incorporate into your daily life that can help you do that naturally. These include the following;
- Sleep Well
Lack of sleep can affect a lot of functions in your life including your concentration, sex drive and general health. Your body needs to recharge and sleep is the only way to do that. The average number of hours you should sleep to effectively recharge your system is still debatable. But sometimes, it is not how much you sleep but how you sleep that matters. Try to sleep in a room that is lightly cooler every night and limit screen time (TV, laptop and mobile devices) a few hours before bedtime. Remember that your testosterone is only produced during the night.
- Eat Clean
You’ve heard of the benefits of a balanced diet. Well, eating well can balance your bodily functions including hormone production, allowing you to have optimum levels of testosterone and a better sex drive. Eating a largely plant based diet is highly recommended. You should also drink lots of water and avoid consuming too much refined sugar or processed foods. You can also consider adding various natural supplements to your diet which can greatly boost nutrient intake. Eating ample levels of healthy fats including avocados, pecans, coconut oil and more can help boot testosterone production.
- Eliminate Stress from Your Life
In our fast paced, highly competitive world, eliminating stress from your daily life can seem easier said than done. But male sexual health and mental health isn’t something that should be swept under the rug. When you are stressed, it is likely that you are unable to sleep or function correctly which can significantly affect the levels of testosterone produced thereby affecting your sex drive.
There are several simple steps that you can take to eliminate the levels of stress your body might be experiencing. These include getting regular exercise, making ample time for relaxation, rest and play, getting enough sleep and doing what you love. Certain wellness practices like meditation can also help.
- Give up Drinking and Drugs
If you are an avid smoker and love beer, you might want to consider avoiding the two for a while cigarette smoking and alcohol intake, at least in excess have been known to affect your body’s ability to produce and regulate hormones including testosterone. Eliminating alcohol and other drugs from your life will also prevent some of the more serious health issues associated with alcohol and drugs including lung cancer, heart disease and high blood pressure, all of which are major causes of erectile dysfunction and lower fertility in men not to mention their effect on your quality of life.