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Overweight and obesity are defined as an abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat that presents a health risk. A body mass index (BMI) greater than 25 is considered overweight and greater than 30, obesity.

Being overweight can not only lead to lifestyle-related diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure, but it can also affect your sex life to a great extent.

Here are some ways obesity may be harming your sex life. Let us see –

Major Influence 1 –

We live in a society where we are judged by our appearance and very often people who are overweight are put down and made fun of. This can negatively affect a person’s self-image. This prejudice starts early and fatness becomes a defining characteristic regardless of a person’s other attributes. It promotes a negative body image, making obese people more likely to develop low self-esteem and sometimes even depression, which lowers their libido and can lead to sexual dysfunction.

Major Influence 2 –

Overweight people have many lifestyle-related diseases that can affect their sex lives in different ways. Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression, heart disease, and high blood pressure all affect your sexual function. This can lead to problems like low sex drive, impotence, delayed or no orgasms, and even ejaculation problems.

Major Influence 3 –

Obesity often leads to lack of stamina and laziness in daily activities. And it can often get into your sex life too. It can also affect the length of time you can maintain an erection, thus reducing your pleasure in sexual activity.

Major Influence 4 –

Obese men are more likely to develop erectile dysfunction or impotence. Problems related to being overweight, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol; prevent efficient blood flow to all parts of the body, including the penis, leading to erection problems.

Major Influence 5 –

Hormonal imbalance and low testosterone levels are common effects of obesity, which in turn affect sexual desire in both men and women. Even hormone-balancing medications can sometimes hinder sexual function.

Major Influence 6 –

In men, obesity is directly related to infertility because of the way it affects sperm. Sometimes men who eat an unhealthy fatty diet have lower quality sperm than those who eat healthy and exercise.

Major Influence 7 –

In short, it’s true that being overweight can hurt your sex life in many ways, but it’s also true that losing a few pounds can improve your sex life almost instantly. Often, when you start to take good care of your health and become a little more physically active, you can significantly increase your interest in sex and the return of your sexual desire.

How can I stop obesity?

Once obesity sets in, it is easier to prevent than to treat. Once your body has established a new, higher “set point,” it will consider it your new reference weight. Your body works to modify your hunger cues and energy expenditure to maintain the same body mass, regardless of your intentions to lose weight.

If you’ve recently noticed an increase in your weight or if you have a family history of obesity, you may want to take steps to intervene as soon as possible. Examining your habits and making the appropriate changes now can help you prevent obesity and weight loss problems in the future.

A few tips are given here, we can follow them –

Make a little sacrifice –

Do you have a daily habit of snacking or “chilling,” such as a sugary drink, that is high in calories? Consider changing it. Just 150 extra calories a day can add up to 10 extra pounds in a year. That’s the equivalent of a snack-sized bag of chips, or just two double-stuffed Oreos.

Add a little activity-

Alternatively, consider what you can do to expend an extra 150 calories a day. For example, take a walk or use the elliptical machine for 25 minutes, or take the dog for a brisk walk for 35 minutes.

Intentionally buying –

Stock your home with healthy foods and save sweets and treats for special occasions when you’re out and about. Whole foods are high in fiber and low on the glycemic index, so they don’t spike your blood sugar and give way to processed snacks and treats.

Tend holistic wellness-

Cut down on screen time, get outside, and go for a walk. Manage your stress and try to get enough sleep to keep your hormone levels in check. Instead of how your efforts affect your weight, focus on positive changes and healthy activities.