Given the fast-paced, hectic, and overworked nature of today’s society, over 34% of men are suffering from sexual problems. With stress governing your nervous system day in and day out, it’s only natural that you will lose interest in sex or suffer from diminished libido. In extreme cases, sex can also lead to erectile dysfunction.
Healthy and happy sex life is dependant on your overall health and mental wellbeing. Here are a few tips to reduce stress and enjoy a healthy sex life.
Following a proper daily routine can help you deal with stress better. Waking up on time, having meals on time, spending time with your family, and not letting work overshadowing your me-time are a few easy steps to led a stress-free life.
Laughter is indeed the best medicine to keep tensions at bay. It reduces stress levels, regulates hormonal balance, and lightens your mood as well. Also, a good sense of humour is a desirable trait and makes you appear attractive to the opposite sex.
Eat healthy fat
Not all fats are harmful. Some are actually crucial for proper functioning of your body, including the production of testosterone. Foods like ghee, dairy products, and coconut oil are essential to maintain immunity. However, maintaining a balance is the key. Excess body weight can have a negative impact on your testosterone level.
Proper sleep cycle
Sleeping is the most basic form of relaxation and can profoundly impact your stress levels. Deep, restful sleep of 7-8 hours is essential. Eat light and keep a gap of at least two hours between your dinner and bedtime.
Support yourself with herbs
Herbs like ashwagandha, shatavari, vidari, and licorice help you to control stress and nourish your adrenal glands. Avoid stimulants like caffeine. To bolster your immunity and keep yourself mentally strong, have Chyavanprash daily and a glass of warm milk every morning.
There’s no getting away from the fact that our lifestyles are very different from the ones our parents or grandparents had. Where they were more active and always on the go, we end up sitting in offices for too long, and them coming home and sitting again on our sofas to watch TV shows. Late night dinners, improper meals, and the inability to unwind and relax properly are all taking a toll on us, reducing our ability to deal with stress. This, in turn, is affecting our sexual performance and our relationship with our partners.
But a few simple changes in our lifestyle and being mindful of the kind of food we eat can significantly improve our state of mind and make it strong enough to fight the tension that life sends our way. To know about more ways in which you can improve your sexual life or fight off sex-related problems, speak to a Jiva doctor today. Dial 0129-4040404 or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor’ under the CONNECT tab in the Jiva Health App.