While women tend to worry more about loss of sex drive or their inability to reach orgasm. And a new study found there’s another health issue dampening women’s sex lives.
The study was conducted by the creators of INNOVO, a revolutionary system that uses proven technology to target the root cause of urinary incontinence, not just the symptoms.
Here, Jane Wake, INNOVO spokesperson, female fitness professional and pelvic floor expert, reveals her top five tips for improving your sex life.
It also helps to release endorphins aka your feel-good hormones – another mood enhancing aspect that helps to increase your confidence and libido.
2. It’s all about balance
Different types of exercise can boost your sex hormones – strength training helps to increase testosterone, but you also need the balance of slow, mindful exercise to help calm the mind and lower cortisol in the body (the stress inducing hormone that also will decrease your libido).
For the perfect mix, try to include high intensity training (this is better for releasing endorphins) in your routine at least three times a week for a minimum of 20 minutes.
Aim to work with resistance to promote muscle strength (sex hormone boosting) twice a week and try to spend 10 minutes daily focusing on breathing, relaxation and mindfulness.
3. Eat well
Look after your body, and your body will look after you. Make sure you are getting the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables to boost your energy levels and your sex drive.
And don’t forget to treat yourself with a little of what you enjoy every now and again – it may give you a boost.
4. Connect with your body
Consciously moving your muscles – whether it be the ones in your face that make you smile or the ones in your bottom that power you to run and walk – helps you to connect with your body and appreciate what these muscles can do for you.
5. Strengthen your pelvic floor muscles
Weak pelvic floor muscles due to childbirth, menopause, high-impact exercise or general ageing can lead to a loss of sensation during sex.
However, the tone of these muscles can be restored using INNOVO. This is a non-invasive, clinically proven restoration system, which uses innovotherapy to safely and effectively activate and strengthen the muscles of the entire pelvic floor.
Those that can activate their pelvic floor in this way may experience increased sexual satisfaction and more intense orgasms.