In our previous article, “Fizzled out in the sack? Weight slows down your sex drive,” we discussed how being overweight negatively affects libido. What can you do to better your body and sex drive? According to medinet.com, “Experts say losing as few as 10 pounds can often free up testosterone and almost immediately give a boost to your love life.”
Simple lifestyle changes as outlined in the book, “Salsa Sexy – a lifestyle journey to lose weight, have fun and live positively,” can also help you choose healthier options like following a low-fat diet and eating lots of fruit and vegetables. These healthy choices can get blood sugar and cholesterol under control can also help perk up sex drive ―even if you don’t lose weight.
According to medinet.com, Susan Kellogg, PhD, director of sexual medicine at the Pelvic and Sexual Health Institute of Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, says “‘exercises designed not for weight loss but to increase circulation to the genitals can make a big difference, particularly for women. Any activity that increases blood flow to the large muscle groups in the thighs, buttocks, and pelvis ― such as yoga, brisk walking, or cycling for 20 minutes three times a week ― is also going to bathe the genitals with better circulation,’ says Kellogg. The result, she says, is more lubrication, better arousal, and better orgasmic function. And ultimately a return of sexual desire.”
Finding an activity that gives your body the exercise it needs while providing you an enjoyable experience is paramount. My husband and I found dancing as the most enjoyable way to lose weight, plus many added spicy benefits. The bottom line: find your fitness passion whether it be dance, yoga, biking or swimming. What is the activity that makes you feel great? Experiment on the pursuit of your fitness passion as the first step to stomp out the sexual fizzle and get back your sexual sizzle!
The story of Jeanel and Shahrouz in their Salsa Sexy journey is documented in their book.
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