5 Fitness Mistakes That Are Killing Your Sex Drive

Although exercise raises testosterone levels, making these five mistakes can lower your sex drive. 

Ishaan Arora
Written by: Ishaan AroraUpdated at: Jan 07, 2023 10:00 IST
5 Fitness Mistakes That Are Killing Your Sex Drive

The main reason men can build muscle so quickly is because of the sex hormone testosterone. The amount of muscle you pack or the amount of muscle mass you have indicates that your body has a high testosterone level. Without a doubt, exercising, eating well, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle all contribute to increased testosterone. On the other hand, this hormone continues to deplete after 40, making maintaining muscle mass a difficult task. Similarly, the wrong fitness approach can lower your testosterone levels and, as a result, your sex drive. So, if you're feeling tired or weak, chances are you're making one of these five mistakes.

Use Of Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Muscle building is a time-consuming process that requires years of training. However, in order to gain muscle, people begin using performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs), which increase a person's testosterone level, resulting in faster and better muscle gain. When you start injecting testosterone, your body stops producing on its own. You may look good on the outside, but your organs are suffering on the inside. And when a person takes a break from PEDs, his testosterone level drops so low that he develops a deficiency. Eventually, the person becomes trapped in this cycle of injecting and then going off, and not only does their mental health suffer, but their sex drive suffers as well.

Starving

When it comes to losing weight, the only path people take is the path of starvation. They believe that fasting is the best way to lose weight, but fasting not only slows metabolism but it also causes your body to stop producing testosterone. Remember, if you are a man, whether yourgoal is losing weight, gaining weight, or getting better, your testosterone levels play an important role. So, to keep your testosterone levels stable, avoid starving yourself, eat in portions, and get some exercise.

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Too Much Or Too Little Exercise

When you exercise, your body excretes toxins and produces more testosterone, allowing your muscles to recover quickly. When you train your lower body, particularly your legs, your body produces a lot of testosterone. Similarly, if you do not exercise, no testosterone is produced, and if you overtrain, you tend to overeat and develop certain eating disorders, which interfere with your testosterone levels.

Ignoring Macronutrients 

An ideal diet plan should not prevent you from eating even the most basic macronutrients. Instead, a diet is considered healthy if it contains all macro and micronutrients. However, when we start going to the gym or have a weight loss goal, we become obsessed with protein and forget about the other nutrients. In reality, it is the presence of fats and carbohydrates in the diet that causes more testosterone to be produced. So, if you've been avoiding fats, it's time to make a change and incorporate them into your daily routine.

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Irregular Meal Timings

Irregular meal times cause blood glucose levels to fluctuate, which works against weight management and testosterone. To manage high testosterone levels, you should eat your meals at the same time each day so that your body has enough time to digest and recover.

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