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Here are some natural ways to boost your testosterone

Sorry guys! We were so busy coming up with easy date ideas for Valentine’s Day that we nearly forgot to ask: What would YOU like to do on Feb. 14?

If you said “get it on,” we’ve got some good news: Your sex drive gives you an edge with the opposite sex. According to a recent survey of 1,040 women, a low sex drive in men was disliked more than erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. In other words, guys who WANT to do it may be more appealing to women than guys who do it well. In your FACE, moustachioed porn stars!

Wanting to do it isn’t always automatic, however. As you get older, your body starts to produce less testosterone, the hormone that fuels your sex drive. This is a normal part of aging, but these easy steps can help prevent low testosterone and keep your libido humming.

How Zs lead to XXX

As simple as it sounds, getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night — the ideal “sleep window” established by the National Sleep Foundation — is an awesome testosterone booster.

This is great news for those lucky guys who conk out the moment their heads hit the pillow and stay in snoozeland until they are fully rested. For the rest of us, these easy tips can help you get the Zs you need.

On a sleep-related note, loud snoring can be a sign of a condition called sleep apnea, which happens when your tongue and throat relax too much and block your air canal. As well as being linked to erectile dysfunction, sleep apnea is associated with low testosterone, so if you’re sawing logs like there’s no tomorrow it’s time to see your doctor.

Exercise = sex-ercise

When Olivia Newton John sings “Let’s Get Physical” in a saucy leotard, we all know what she’s singing about. The connection between exercise and sex drive is well-established, which is why it’s so awesome that exercise can slide so easily into your day. From taking the stairs to walking the kids to school, it all counts! Check out these easy ways to make it happen.

At the same time, some easy exercises build the muscles that help with bedroom performance. Now THAT’s a win-win! For example: 

Push-ups: Firm biceps are such a turn-off…said no woman ever. Here’s how to do this classic arm-enlarger.

The Plank: Your “core” provides much of the power for the horizontal mambo, and this easy exercise builds your legs and arms to boot. 

Squats: Why are women so enamoured with guys’ rear ends? Because every nail needs a hammer! Build your hammer with this equipment-free move you can do anywhere.

Less stress = lustier libido

It’s no coincidence that proper sleep and exercise fight low testosterone AND stress. From work pressure to family demands, stress is everywhere in our daily lives. Some stress is OK, but too much can be unhealthy, with low testosterone on the long list of unwelcome consequences.

The good news: taking just one minute a day to practise some deep breathing can send stress packing. Here’s how it’s done.

And who knew – watching the big game with your buddies is another great way to keep stress at bay. In fact, researchers have found that guys’ testosterone levels jump when they see their teams win. 

So the next time you need a reason to hang with your buds, just tell your better half that it can help boost your sex drive. Your spouse may not push you out the door, but you never know!  

Quick and dirty poll: Guys, what’s the one thing you want to do on Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments below!

Are you trying to get more and better sleep? If so, we’ve got your back!

Download the free “How to Rule the Bedroom” ebook right now.

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Adam Bisby

Adam Bisby is a Toronto-based freelance journalist and father of two. He’s been covering men’s health for over 20 years. As well as researching and blogging for Don’t Change Much since 2015, Adam’s award-winning work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and National Post newspapers.

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