Sexual health is a very important aspect of your overall health and wellness. Dr. Tanya Lawson ND is a wellness and anti-aging specialist who addresses sexual health problems. As with many elements of human health, prevention is better than a cure. Therefore, you don’t need to wait until you have to visit a sexual health expert for help.
There is much you can do to improve your sexual health including:
1. Eating Right
Your diet affects all aspects of your health including your sexual health. You should ensure that you are eating right if you want excellent sexual health. A balanced diet with all the food groups is recommended. However, certain foods specifically enhance sexual health such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fish. Vitamins and minerals are also great for your sexual health. Foods such as onions, garlic, bananas, chills, and peppers help increase blood circulation which is great for your sexual health.
2. Get Moving
You have probably heard it before but getting active will improve your sexual health greatly. It is a cliché because it is true and physical activity benefits all areas of your health including your sexual health.
Men who do not exercise at all are twice as prone to Erectile Dysfunction (ED) as men who do workout. Exercise will also increase your libido and improve your sexual performance. Being overweight is also a common cause of ED and poor sexual health in women. It also negatively affects your self-image which affects sexual performance.
It does not matter which activity you engage in as long as you are regularly active. On the other hand, you should choose an activity you enjoy because it will increase the chances that you stick to it.
3. Reduce Your Stress Levels
You should never ignore the part the mind plays in sexual health. Stress is a significant cause of poor sexual health in many people. Where your mind goes your body follows, so if your mind is unhealthy, your body will be too. You should ensure your life is as stress-free as possible and the best way to do so is to have a relaxation practice.
Many relaxation techniques can help you reduce your stress levels such as yoga, meditation, and aromatherapy. If you constantly reduce the amount of stress in your life, your sexual health will greatly benefit.
4. Change Bad Habits
Another detriment to your sexual health is bad habits. Our behavior is a collection of habits, so you change your behavior by changing your habits. You need to seriously scrutinize your life to determine which habits are negatively affecting your sexual health. The two biggest culprits in this regard are smoking and drinking alcohol, though they affect people differently.
Another bad habit that can negatively affect your sexual health is watching porn. Changing your habits is easier said than done. The best approach is to replace them with good habits and bad habits will disappear.