NEW DELHI: Obesity is no doubt a major health challenge worldwide. Being overweight brings plethora of health issues such as heart diseases, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, osteoarthritis and some cancers like colon and breast.
Not only these, but obesity highly affects one’s sex life too. One is considered to be obese when you weigh more than 20 per cent above of your ideal weight. A study conducted at University at Buffalo, New York says that obesity is associated with another health problem, that affects men only is low testosterone levels.
How obesity can affect sex life?
Dr. Shobha Gupta, Medical Director and an IVF Specialist from Mother’s Lap IVF Centre explained, “Being overweight hinders stamina which is important to sustain sexual performance. It also disturbs ones hormonal balance which in turn affects testosterone levels, causing loss of libido or low sex drive. Obesity also affects blood flow to the genitals and lack of blood circulation there causes erectile dysfunction.”
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Here’s how one may chose a healthy life over wealthy life:
-Make healthy lifestyle a family goal by keeping the calorie needs in mind.
-Try to be active all the time, take a walk, and use stairs over lift or escalator.
-Limit your screen time; instead play outdoor, indulge more in outdoor activities.
-Keeping a track of weight, BMI and weight circumference.
-Take a proper balanced diet; have fertility enhancing foods such as banana, broccoli, walnuts, garlic, ginseng, red meat, beans, eggs, fish, citrus fruits like oranges, kiwi, strawberries, tomatoes, cheese etc.
-Go for a proper health check up once in six months.