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Keep Your Sex Drive Alive

July 29th, 2020

As people age, hormones decline. And as hormones decline, the human body tends to slow down.

Energy levels diminish…muscle mass decreases…even the amount of sleep you get at night suffers. All of these changes and more can begin as early as your thirties.

Something else slows down, too. Your sex drive.

No one likes to talk about it but it’s a fact. As people approach middle age, libido often decreases.

That is…unless you do something about it. And you should…because studies show that increased longevity and improved quality of life go hand-in-hand with continued enjoyment of sex.

So how can you keep the effects of aging from putting the brakes on your sex drive?

Get enough sleep

Maintaining a healthy sex drive starts with getting a good night’s sleep.

When you get the rest you need, your mind and body emerge refreshed and rejuvenated. You have more energy for everything, including sex.

Even better…studies show that people who have regular sex get more sleep. In other words, regular sex promotes quality sleep and vice versa.

So make sleep a priority. Turn off the glowing screens (phone, tablet, television). If you have trouble falling asleep, consider a melatonin supplement before bed.

Take care of your body

Sex is a physical activity. It takes effort and energy. If you’re in good shape, your sex drive is more likely to stay in gear.

Having said that, you don’t have to be a workout warrior. Just thirty minutes a day of cardio combined with some resistance training and stretching will keep you and your sex drive healthy.

And while you’re at it, pay attention to your diet. The things you put in your body will affect how it performs in and out of the bedroom.

De-stress

From problems at work to issues with kids or aging parents…life can be full of stress.

Long-term stress makes your body produce excess cortisol, which can have a negative impact on sleep quality and mood. The end result can be diminished libido.

It may be impossible to avoid stress entirely, but you can manage it. Many experts recommend meditation as a good solution. Or maybe have your partner give you a relaxing massage (and give them one in return). The list of possibilities is endless. The bottom line is…find whatever it is that helps you to relax, and do more of that.

Maintain a positive body image

Let’s face it…you probably don’t have the same body you had in your twenties. The trick is to be OK with that and to embrace the body you have now. Be kind to yourself, and if you need to, work on your self-image.

Make sure your hormones are balanced

Men and women both lose testosterone…the hormone most closely associated with libido…as they age.

Women also lose estrogen after menopause. This lack of estrogen reduces blood flow to the vagina, resulting in dryness and painful sex…which definitely won’t help sexual desire.

Excess estrogen in men—which is common as they get older—can result in a loss of sex drive and/or E.D.

These and other hormones need to be in proper balance to maintain your health…which includes a healthy interest in sex.

Renew Youth can help you regain and maintain your sex drive through balanced hormones and other solutions. Call us at 800-859-7511 or use our contact form to set up your free 30-minute consultation.

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