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3 Ways to Bring Back That Spark

3 Ways to Bring Back That Spark

Since February is the month of love, many of us are thinking about ways to improve our sex life. Unfortunately, there are times in life where our libido holds us back. This can be caused by anything from hormone imbalances and chronic stress to diminished physical fitness and feminine dryness. While it’s essential to consult an expert healthcare provider to determine probable causes, there are some things you can do on your own to boost your libido.

1. Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Lifestyle plays an important role in our overall health and wellness, which effects our libido both physically and mentally. The happier and less stressed you are directly influences your mood and sexual desires, as well as your self-confidence. Take steps to live the healthiest lifestyle possible! Get proper sleep, exercise regularly, drink lots of water and reduce stress. If the stressors in your life are difficult to remove, find management techniques that work for you. Regular exercise and meditation are an excellent place to start. Both improve heart health and lower blood pressure, while providing a host of other benefits. It’s also helpful to limit alcohol consumption and eliminate smoking altogether.

2. Resolve Feminine Dryness

Feminine dryness can ruin the mood, cause pain and diminish self-confidence like nothing else. Start by increasing your water intake and add a vaginal moisturizer like LUVENA Vaginal Moisturizer & Lubricant to your self-care routine. Consider doing pelvic floor exercises like Kegels to increase blood flow in the region and strengthen weak muscles. When the moment strikes, use a water-based lubricant like LUVENA Enhanced Personal Lubricant to provide hydration without the harsh chemicals that other products contain. If dryness persists, seek help from your healthcare provider to determine the cause.

3. Eat an Aphrodisiac Diet

The food we eat directly impacts our sexual health and wellness. When we think about foods that inspire the mood, we think of chocolate covered strawberries and champagne. In reality, it’s more important to eat a diet loaded with nutrient- and antioxidant-rich foods that stimulate circulation and help balance hormones. In general, strive to eat lean protein, healthy fats, complex carbohydrates and colorful produce. The more colorful fruits and vegetables are, the more antioxidants they contain.

There are certain nutrients that are believed to boost libido, like zinc, which influences sex hormones, such as testosterone. Oysters are a rich source of zinc, which has earned them a top spot in the aphrodisiac food list. Other great sources of zinc include red meat, crab, lobster, cheese, cashews and hemp seeds. Surprisingly, garlic is another food that can help spice things up. It is packed with allicin, a nutrient believed to improve circulation, which is key to sexual wellness.

While there is never a quick fix to sexual health problems, speaking with your physician will help move you down the road to a better sex life. In the meantime, get started with the tips above and integrate them into your lifestyle to help bring back that spark.

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