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5 factors to consider in order to boost your libido

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To be precise, low libido is an indication that something in your body is not right. Doctors call it Adrenal fatigue. When your adrenal is exhausted, nearly all your body organs, including the sexual organs, suffer.

So can exercise improve this?

As much as you may want to ignore it, exercise will not only keep your body fit and strong, it will also improve blood flow to the sex organs and pump up (endorphins) the “feel good” hormones responsible for boosting up your mood.

Aerobics exercises such as Zumba, dancing, running, swimming and biking are nice examples. The most important thing to remember is to avoid over-straining yourself because too much of it can actually lower your hormonal level.

Beside exercise there are also other factors to consider...

De-stress: Do not stress yourself too much because if you do, it can cause an increase of stress hormones called cortisol. And with this increase, your feel good hormones and sexual drive will tumble. Always find a way to relieve stress for minutes throughout your day, whether through laughing, meditation, listening to soft chilling music, nature walks, exercising or even just talking to friends.

Shed some weight: being overweight either after giving birth or even not been keen about your health can really affect not only your self-esteem but also your sexuality. Extensive research on weight loss has showed that majority of obese people struggling with weight have indicated problems such as low sex drive, low sex desire or low sex performance.

The only way to raise your self-esteem, bring that confidence back and improve your sexually is exercise. Lose those extra kilo, be fit and get back to your ideal weight where you once felt happy to be yourself.

Proper nutrition: It has been observed that eating unhealthy food and over dependence of certain antibiotics or even drugs can actually weaken your immunity therefore lowering you libido. Your goal should always be to eat a well-balanced diet. Food rich in energy, proteins and vitamins A, B, C and E.

Your diet should also have a balance in terms of alkaline and acidic foods so that you can maintain the alkaline state in your blood to keep your immunity strong and wade off illness and diseases. When your food is more acidic, your immunity weakens.

Cut down on alcohol and smoking: Alcohol is a depressant and taking too much will totally have a negative effect on your libido. Smoking on the other hand, robs the blood of oxygen due to the narrowing of the blood vessels. Supply of sufficient oxygenated blood to the rest of the body and the sexual organs will be restricted therefore sapping your stamina.


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