A waning libido can be the result of lots of things – such as increased stress levels, a poor diet, exercising less and even just getting older can all contribute to putting the brakes on your sex drive. Luckily, there are several ways you can help boost your sex drive and keep it revving strong. Some methods give you almost instant results while others need to be practiced for days or even weeks before you really start to see results. Here we’ve included a mix of both and taking on one simple new habit every day for five days will lead you to a revved up sex drive and habits that will keep it going strong.
Day 1: Quit Smoking and Cut Back on Drinking
If you smoke at all, now is the time to cut the habit once and for all. If scary pictures of cancer ridden lungs haven’t been earth shattering enough to scare you into quitting try quitting to save your sex life. Smoking can both create sexual performance problems and it can also make treatments less effective. If you don’t smoke then consider yourself automatically a step ahead. Next up on the Vice Chopping Block: Drinking. The occasional drink (or three) isn’t anything to worry about but if you drink regularly, cut back a bit. When you do drink, don’t automatically jump on whatever beer they’re serving up for a buck a glass either – go for the good stuff. High quality alcohol and well crafted beers may cost more, but they deliver more in terms of taste and, in some case, health benefits. Drinking a glass of good red wine every day has actually been linked to increased heart health. So have a drink, but make it worthwhile.
Day 2: Get Moving!
Exercise plays a huge role in overall physical fitness as well as sexual performance and helping to increase libido. It doesn’t have to be a structured workout either – just get up and get your blood moving for at least 45 minutes a day. How you choose to do it is up to you. Boxing, walking, yoga, rock climbing and even urban exploration are all fun ways to get out and moving. Don’t be afraid to hit up the local gym, check out park programs or get into a new hobby like kayaking or biking to get your fitness levels up. High energy sports and workouts will also help to improve stamina and strength – two important traits when it comes to improving your sexual performance.
Day 3: Sort Your Diet Out
You’ve kicked the bad habits and started a workout routine, now be sure you’re giving your body the fuel it needs to keep up with the healthier, more active lifestyle. Be sure to include plenty of green leafy vegetables and fresh, raw fruit in your diet. Cut meat down two a few times a week and always choose the leanest cuts, giving extra favor to turkey and fish. Adopting a more plant based diet can help alleviate chronic health problems, give you an amazing boost in energy and can even help treat problems like premature ejaculation and performance issues.
Day 4: Get a Massage
You’ve spent that past three days working hard to keep on the straight and narrow path so today, give yourself a treat and book a massage. Studies have shown that physical therapy such as massage can help do more than just relax your muscles. Releasing those tensions can also elevate your mood, increase libido and help with increased flexibility. Talk to your massage therapist before your appointment to see what they can do to help with your specific problems.
Day 5: Explore Herbal Supplements
Now that you have a healthier, more active lifestyle as a well-rounded plant based diet, it’s time to look into the herbal and mineral supplements available on the market. As with any addition to your regular routine, be sure to ask your doctor about potential interactions. There are plenty of specific herbs which can help boost and support your sexual health as well as natural and popular aphrodisiacs that can help increase stamina and just enhance the mood. Topping off your new regimen with these natural supplements will give you the support you need to make the most of your new healthy lifestyle and can take your sexual performance to the next level.