“I admit, I have a tremendous sex drive. My boyfriend lives forty miles away.” ~ Phyllis Diller
What Is Libido?
Low libido or low sex drive is simply a low interest in sexual activity.
This is something familiar to most people from time to time, and all levels of libido vary throughout a person’s lifetime.
It’s also important to note that your partner’s interest and your interest may not always be aligned.
Though it is a common part of life, low sex drive over an extended period could indicate an underlying health condition.
Below Are a Few Potential Causes for Low Sex Drive
1. Chronic Stress
If you’ve been on the go recently with seemingly no time to spare, a low sex drive is probably soon to follow.
Under chronic stress, your hormones (like testosterone) can get all out of whack, causing several challenges, including low sex drive.
If you’re feeling stressed, try a few stress management practices such as deep breathing, yoga, light exercise, or taking time away.
2. Too Little or Too Much Exercise
Too little exercise is associated with chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure. All of these are regularly linked to low sex drive.
However, too much intense exercise can also cause a decrease in sex drive.
Finding the sweet spot of working out regularly at a pace and intensity that suits your health profile can potentially restore a low sex drive.
3. Poor Sleep
Getting enough sleep consistently provides many benefits – increased sex drive is one of them.
Research suggests that healthy, young men who are limited to 5 hours of sleep per night or less commonly experience a decrease in sex drive. This decrease can be as substantial as 10-15% in some individuals.
If you’re struggling with a low sex drive or health concerns, it’s always a great idea to consider starting with your sleep.
It’s Time to Boost Your Sex Drive
For further reading, review our articles on:
- 3 Ways to Boost Energy and Stop Feeling so Tired
- How Can I Fix My Sleeping Problem?
- What Makes Diaphragmatic Breathing so Important?
You have what it takes inside you to make a definite choice that will change the future trajectory of your health.
Our team at Tiger Medical has the experience, clinical skills, and coaching acumen to help you get your health and sex drive back.
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