Our sex life can take a hit for all manner of reasons. It could be a relationship breakdown, grief, or simply you’ve got stuck in a bit of a rut. However, it’s most often our lifestyle choices that can lead to a lack of libido, and for the most part, it’s something we want to see return!

Changes to our lifestyle can often be the answer, bringing that get up and go back, quite literally in some cases.

So, if you’re struggling, here are five lifestyle choices you could make to improve your sex life…

Prioritise Regular Exercise

Regular physical exercise can have a significant influence on your sex life, for a number of reasons. Firstly, it improves your cardiovascular health and energy levels, which contribute to sexual vitality, while it will also improve body confidence which will have a positive impact on a person’s libido.

What’s more, exercise releases endorphins that promote a positive mindset, which again is more likely to lead to a satisfying sex life.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

Just as important is maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A balanced and nutritious diet will improve energy levels, mood and hormonal balance. Foods that are rich in antioxidants will especially help, and can have specific benefits on sexual functioning.

Alongside this, there are foods that will specifically improve sexual health, such as those that are high in omega-3 fatty acids like fish and nuts.

Give Up Alcohol or Reduce Drinking

We’ve all heard of brewers droop, but it’s not much of a laughing matter as alcohol can have a huge impact on sexual performance, as well as damaging the reproductive system. Naturally, for many, it isn’t easy to give up alcohol, but if you want to prioritise your overall health as well as sexual health, it’s important to do so if you have a problem.

Alcohol rehab can be incredibly valuable for those who are drinking too much, and what so many people find is that when they enter recovery, they have a new lease of life sexually.

Develop a Regular Sleeping Pattern

Lack of sleep can lead to fatigue and, in turn, a decreased libido as well as increased stress levels, all of which can have a significant impact on stress levels. By developing a regular and quality sleeping regime, you’ll enhance your overall well-being as well as your sexual appetite and vitality.

Manage Stress Levels

Finally, manage your stress levels. The likes of anxiety, depression, and stress can really take their toll on emotional and physical well-being, and that’s only going to dampen your sexual desire and performance.

Consider stress relieving and management activities such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, yoga and exercise to combat this, while speaking openly with your partner about any stress around sex will also aid in you finding your sexual vitality once again and strengthen that emotional connection.