How To Be At Your Best Sexual Health Even After 60
Do not let old age stop you from engaging in fun and enjoyable sexual and intimate relationships. Sex and intimacy are not only for young people. Even if you are nearing the national retirement age, you can still meet and have fun with others who also want to have a fulfilling and satisfying sex life. You can ensure that you remain at your sexual peak despite your age by doing the following tips:
Entering the golden years does not automatically mean walking canes or wheelchairs. There are plenty of men and women in their 60s whose health and fitness levels rival that of those half their age. They keep themselves in outstanding physical condition by exercising regularly.
Even just by taking hour-long walks with your dog or running a few kilometers around the block everyday, you can work your cardiovascular system, reducing your risk for heart diseases, diabetes, and other ailments, and promoting good blood flow to the penis and other parts of the body. All of these make possible to get and maintain erections, and perform your best every time.
Cut down on junk foods and alcohol, and start consuming more greens. Too much sugar, carbs, saturated fats, and cholesterol put you at high risk for various kinds of diseases, like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke.
For breakfast, instead of your usual bowl of breakfast cereal, peel a banana, prepare a salmon rye bread sandwich, and drink a glass of unsweetened fruit juice. For lunch, why not look up an easy-to-prepare salad recipe and pack some for work? For dinner, stir-fry some broccoli, beans, pepper, chicken, and brown rice in vegetable oil, and enjoy a cup of green tea. It will be difficult in the beginning, but the benefits you will reap will all be worth it.
Get a new hobby
As some people get older, they think that they have run out of things to do, that there is nothing else interesting worth spending their time on. They find themselves doing the same things over and over again, stuck in a routine from the moment they wake up to the time they go to bed. This makes their lives so predictable and dull.
But, with a new hobby, they can get out of this “rinse and repeat” lifestyle, and introduce some excitement, spontaneity, and satisfaction. Whether it is learning a new language, partaking in outdoorsy activities like fishing and gardening, or enrolling in a class at a community college, it is important that you keep your brain active and your creative juices flowing.
Learn to manage stress and anxiety
It is common to encounter sexual problems if you are dealing with a lot of stress and anxiety in your life. During sex, you might find it hard to get or maintain an erection if you have so many things going on in your mind.
If this happens often, it becomes difficult to develop strong sexual relationships with people, and deprives you of happiness and contentment. To fix this, you have to find out what you can do about your issues, and be ready to do something about them. Regular exercise, enough sleep, healthy diet, and therapy are only a few strategies that can help you get yourself out of that hole.
Did you know that there is a link between smoking and erectile dysfunction? The chemicals present in cigarettes not only negatively affect the brain, kidneys, and heart, but also the blood vessels that transport blood to the penis.
According to one research, men who are long-time and heavy smokers are at much higher risk for developing erectile dysfunction. So, if you want to avoid experiencing such an embarrassing moment with your partner, quit smoking as soon as possible. Keep these toxins out of your body, and enjoy good erectile health even at an old age.
Be open with your partner
Having open communication lines with your partner plays an important role in your sex life. Both of you should be able to freely and comfortably express your thoughts, ideas, desires, and fears to each other.
Do not hesitate to tell them that you think they are attractive. Appreciate them when they compliment you. Do not get upset if they tell you something that they do not like about you. Be as honest as you can if there is something about them that bothers you. Discuss how you can make everything better for each other. It will not be easy, but it is the first step to help build a stronger bond between you two.
Visit your doctor
Because you are older, you are at greater risk for different illnesses, like heart diseases and erectile dysfunction. Therefore, it is a must that you pay your doctor a visit as frequently as possible.
Make sure to show up for your annual exam to allow early detection of diseases. If you notice that you get tired easily, experience even the slightest pains on certain parts of the body, cannot get or keep an erection, or are just feeling different, do not wait until things get worse. Schedule an appointment with a medical professional as soon as possible to receive treatment for your health problems right away.
Aging is inevitable. All of us are going to grow older and get wrinkly. The older you will look a lot different than 20-year-old you. It is important that you understand that these changes are natural, that these changes are a part of life.
You should not put yourself down for not being as flawless or jacked as that hottest new actor on the magazine cover. Keep your self-confidence growing, and tell yourself that there is more to beauty, appeal, and sexiness than meet the eye. If you have a positive outlook in life, an appreciation for 60-year-old you, others will be able to sense it too and will find it an extremely attractive quality in a partner.