The excitement of private intimate time with a loved one can be felt from your lips to under your skirt. As healthy as sex is for our bodies by reducing stress, boosting our immune system, deepening connections, our busy lives do not allow us the time or the desire to have it. After a long day multi-tasking, making hundreds of decisions, caring for little ones, it’s hard to fathom having the energy for sexual desire. It would be in our best health to have our bodies ready for sex. If you haven’t felt this desire for many days, weeks, even months, here are the lifestyle and diet changes you can make to bring it back. And if you have a special occasion coming up where sex could be on the agenda, start preparing yourself at least two weeks before.
Sexual attraction is both physical and psychological. Exhaustion from a busy day can quickly kill both. We need to be well rested to be ready for an evening filled with engaging conversation, witty responses, and to choose sex over sleep. Get 7 – 9 hours of sleep a night to be well rested.
Avoid gluten, dairy and sugar
An instant buzzkill to feeling pretty, fun, and playful is feeling bloated and gassy. Gluten, dairy, and sugar are known to trigger inflammation in your body and the symptoms are bloating and gas.
Sex is physical and requires energy and endurance. You can keep yourself in shape for it with daily movement, high intensity exercise and yoga. Take the stairs and walk instead of elevators and driving. High intensity workouts boost metabolism and aerobic capacity and yoga provides a low impact way of improving flexibility and strength. The combination of these two types of workouts will give you the energy and endurance necessary for sex so attend these classes at least 3 times a week. Remember not to overdo exercising so it doesn’t add to your daily exhaustion.