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5 Secrets for a Healthy Sex Life

Simple Tips for a Better Bedroom Connection

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You probably give your healthy lifestyle credit for a lot of things. Weight control, lowered cholesterol and the ability to run a mile at a healthy clip (or finish a mile at all!) can all be attributed to eating right and working out consistently. But have you ever thought about how your sex life benefits from your day-to-day lifestyle choices?
 
You may not automatically link your dedication to the treadmill to your love life, but your healthy choices definitely play a role in the bedroom. So whether you’re perfectly satisfied or could stand to kick up the sexy just a notch, check out these five tips for a healthy sex life!
 
Live a healthy lifestyle!
The best item to bring to the bedroom? No, not sexy massage oils or candles (although those can be fun). Your best bet is to bring self-confidence! If you’re confident, you’ll be less likely to focus on your perceived flaws and more apt to focus on your partner and the moment at hand. If you find that your self-confidence is on a hiatus, exercise and nutritious foods can definitely give you a self-esteem surge!
 
Exercise and healthy eating will make you look better, sure. But they’ll also make you feel better, inside and out. Exercising regularly will give you more energy, more endurance and more strength. And, let’s be honest: all of those will help you in the bedroom. Eating the right foods will only benefit you and your partner. After all, who feels super sexy after downing a fatty, high-calorie meal? Look at food as fuel—and don’t overfill that tank!
 
Try a healthy aphrodisiac.
Can eating certain foods help your sex life? Some studies suggest that the psychological effects of certain foods are stronger than the actual physiological effects. But because the brain is actually a big part of sex, it sure doesn’t hurt if certain foods get you in the right frame of mind for a fun night with your partner! And if healthy foods make your body healthier all around, it makes sense that they’ll help you have a healthier sex life. So whether edible aphrodisiacs do anything physically or you just think they do, eating foods you deem sexy just might get you in the mood!
Luckily, many of the foods purported to be aphrodisiacs are also super healthy. Try some of these:
  • Chocolate. Ever wonder why it’s such a big seller on Valentine’s Day? When choosing chocolate, stick to the dark stuff, which is full of antioxidants and helps to lower blood pressure. Plus, chocolate’s serotonin-boosting effects may put you in a feel-good mood. Just remember not to eat the whole bar.
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Erin Whitehead Erin Whitehead
is a health and fitness enthusiast who co-founded the popular website FitBottomedGirls.com and co-wrote The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet book (available May 2014). Now busier than ever with two kids, she writes about healthy pregnancy and parenting at FitBottomedMamas.com.

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