Magic Mantras for Managing Sex Life

                          Good health may not only save your life, but it may save your love life as well. So here we compile 10 magic mantras to boost up both Get Physical The first thing to do is to see a doctor for a complete checkup. Your examination should include a heart scan and tests for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), diabetes and hypertension - ailments that can affect your well-being. According to medical experts, the physical ramifications of an undetected STD range from chronic discomfort to sterilization or death. But hypertension and diabetes can cause havoc in other ways. They also suggest that diabetes can have an adverse neurological effect. Young men between the age of 15-35 should be screened for testicular cancer and men 40 and above should investigate the condition of their prostate. As a preventive measure, women should request regular breast examinations and pap smears. It is important to fully disclose to your doctor any other health concerns that you may have. Regular Exercise A good way to kick-start your life is with some cardiovascular exercises. According to a research, men who were physically inactive were 40 percent more likely to experience erectile dysfunction than men who exercised a half-hour every day. There's even more incentive to exercising - not only will working out make you look and feel better, it will also increase your stamina and level of control. Some women find isometric exercises (tensing of muscles and holding them in a stationary position while maintaining the tenseness) to be beneficial. However, this exercise is not recommended for people with high blood pressure. De-stress and Relax The physical effects of long-term stress include colds, ulcers, asthma, heart attack, stroke and chronic fatigue - all such ailments that can erode your health and your love life. Couples can de-stress together at the end of the day in more romantic ways, such as enjoying a lathery bubble bath for two, complete with scented candles and a mug of warm milk and honey. Or just watch a movie together. The goal is to spend quality time together and put you on the path to total relaxation. More adventurous types can create their own stressbusters, perhaps by trying sailing, bike riding, walking marathons or roller-skating. The world is yours! Beat the Clock Early menopause occurs when the ovaries stop functioning or are removed by surgery. The symptoms associated with "the big M" range from uncomfortable to unhealthy - night sweats, hot flashes, painful sex and loss of libido. The hormone estrogen has been proven to protect women from cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. It may be a good idea to treat your menopausal symptoms with hormone-replacement therapy and a proper diet. Get enough Sleep Getting adequate sleep is essential to maintaining good health and reducing stress. Couples who experience difficulty sleeping have several options: redecorate the bedroom comfortably to suit both of you; stock your nightstand with good reading materials; and if possible, exercise and eat dinner a little earlier in the evening. Nighttime teas and the herb valerian also have been shown to aid sleep. If you experience insomnia (inability to fall asleep), see a sleep specialist. Combat Impotence Many younger men are affected by Erectile Dysfunction due to nicotine and alcohol abuse and health problems such as prostatitis (inflamed prostate gland) and clogged arteries due to high cholesterol. It is advisable to consult a doctor if you are experiencing problems. It's important to remove the cloak of frustration. All men should first consult with their doctor. Never, ever, use someone else's prescribed medication. Take your Vitamins Even the healthiest of meals cannot provide all of the 45-plus nutrients that are needed in your diet to maintain good health. Even marginal deficiencies of one or more nutrients can interfere with your good health. Vitamins are organic substances that should be supplied by the diet in very small amounts to promote growth, maintenance and repair of the body. There are other benefits of multiple vitamin-mineral therapy, including vitality and improved resistance to environmental stress. Vitamin B1 converts sugar and starches into energy; Zinc stabilizes the testosterone level (which fuels the sex drive), and Vitamin E is believed to increase fertility in some men. Eat to Live and Love Adults need to eat a healthy breakfast, drink 100 percent fruit juice and load their diets with fruits and vegetables. It is found that the mineral Boron is vital for hormone production and sexual function. Boron can be found in dark green leafy vegetables, fruits (not citrus), nuts and legumes. For a romantic twist, the caring couple can prepare their nutritious meals together; you can kick it up a notch by using aphrodisiac spices like clove, vanilla, ginger and saffron in your dishes. Avoid Nicotine A recent study has found that men who smoked were much more likely to suffer impotence. Other researches have also linked nicotine to constricting the arteries and blood vessels - including those that are responsible for a man's erection. In women, it has been found that nicotine can interfere with a woman's ability to achieve an orgasm, may reduce fertility and trigger early menopause. Don't drink in Excess Years of hard drinking can lead to serious problems including an enlarged liver, yellow jaundice, cirrhosis, hepatitis, emphysema, arthritis, osteoporosis and stomach ulcers However, an occasional glass of wine or liquor may help prevent certain forms of heart disease. Even post-menopausal women have been shown to benefit from an increased level of estrogen stimulated by wine. Remember, too much of a good thing can have the opposite effect.