When it comes to sex, each and every one of us wants to be able to perform. Unfortunately, there are many things that can affect our sex lives including impotence, loss of desire and anxiety in the bedroom.

Some of these can be caused by physical problems, mental issues an
d an unhealthy lifestyle.

Below we take a look at some of the things that can be done to improve your overall sexual health!


Most people are aware that a good diet plays an essential role in optimal health, yet only a small number are aware that this includes sexual health also.

A well-balanced diet that includes lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, as well as healthy fats and protein, will all be of benefit to your sexual health. Stay away from unhealthy sugars, saturated fats and processed foods.

There are vitamins and minerals that all help with your overall sexual performance, so eating a varied diet will make sure that you are getting the recommended daily allowance of these.

There are also natural supplements that can be taken to give your sex life a boost. Drugs such as Viagra should only be taken on the recommendation of a health professional.


For a healthy lifestyle diet and exercise come hand in hand. No matter what part of your health you are targeting, these two have to be top of the list.

Besides increasing your heart health, exercise will increase your stamina in the bedroom. It will also help to de-stress you. Stress is one of the leading causes of a loss of libido. Exercise makes the brain produce endorphins which get you in the mood.


If you are not getting the recommended amount of sleep each night, this can play havoc with your body. While you are asleep the body recharges itself and restores any damage that may have been done during the day.

When you don’t get enough sleep you are prone to libido-destroying stress and overall loss of sexual desire.
People who are starved of sleep will also feel tired throughout the day and may not have the stamina to fully perform in the bedroom.

It is recommended that you get a minimum of 7-8 hours’ sleep each night.


There are many unhealthy activities that people participate in such as drinking and smoking. Both of these have been proven to have an undesired effect on sexual health. Drugs are known to thin the lining of arteries causing blood flow issues to the sexual organs.

Smoking can also cause impotence and damage the sperm.

Also, you will be very off-putting to your partner if you stink of tobacco and alcohol and this would probably cause them to lose their sexual desire!