“Reboot your sex life”
It has long been accepted that death and taxes are the only two things that we can truly rely on and it is hard to find a real benefit in either, that is unless you are French who have an irritating habit of finding a benefit in everything. They provided the language with a delightful word, ‘embonpoint’ which we might describe as plump or stout, derived from the French ‘em bon point’ which is a literal translation of ‘in good condition’. This notion that being overweight is somehow not unattractive may find favour in many scenarios but from a general health and in particular healthy sex perspective it spectacularly fails to meet the mark. Then again it is a word that has its source in days long gone by as the reality is that the French of today, and particularly French women, are in the main slim, chic and so damned elegant.
Being overweight or even worse obese is likely to lead to a variety of health issues, among them erectile dysfunction, and while it is one of the most common chronic conditions guys face that is unlikely to bring any comfort when it hits you. If another couple of facts are included like, obese men are two and a half times more likely to experience ED than guys of a normal weight and that being overweight, or worse still obese, can lead to a whole range of cardiovascular conditions that impede blood flow, which is a critical element in creating an erection like a green banana.
Obesity and Testosterone
Now that your attention is aroused, listen up, being overweight or clinically obese is a disease that is no respecter of age, it affects kids and teenagers as well as adults, with the negative aspects starting at an early age. In addition to other health aspects, obesity reduces testosterone levels, which affects libido and muscle strength. The bottom line is that for most guys their sexuality is the core of who they are and is part of their identity. While aging does have the effect of reducing testosterone production so does excess belly fat and here is the vicious circle. Low testosterone levels create more belly fat and can lead to a rise in the hormone estradiol in men. While males need a good balance of both testosterone and estradiol, too high levels of the latter will make you feel pretty crappy as well as fat and out of condition.
Hey, if that doesn’t bother you too much, just carry on doing what you are doing but do bear in mind that you will increase your risk of heart disease, strokes and diabetes together with prostrate problems and an increased risk of prostate cancer. If on the other hand you think that living a fuller life and increasing your testosterone levels for better sex is the way for you then there is plenty that you can do. These are very simple remedies but that doesn’t mean they are easy and will require a certain amount of motivation to get to your personal goal.
Stage one, requires the C word, and change is not something that most men readily embrace, but you will need to boost your testosterone levels for a flatter belly, this means a change to what you eat and drink. Sugar needs to be dumped together with those refined carbohydrates and reduce the booze intake. Increase protein, fats and natural carbs in the form of vegetables and fruits and introduce a healthy natural daily booster such as Manbuild. Ok and if dumping the fries isn’t tough enough you need to introduce a training regime, the thought of which might just get you back on that couch watching the game with a few cans of beer so you need to be smart.
Common sense tells us that years of being a couch potato, with a fat belly, creaky joints and a morbid fear of physical exercise takes a little time to, dreaded C word again, change. Stay clear of the crazy health sites and videos of big burn just now and devise your own realistic exercise regime. It doesn’t need to break you but it does need to include short intense duration exercises and lifting heavy weights on four or five days each week and in no time, you will be searching for those speedos that got buried in the bottom of the drawer a long time ago.
As infuriating as it is for the rest of us on this planet, French is most definitely the language of love and considered by many to be the sexiest dialect on earth. Our vision of the typical Gallic romeo is of a hot-blooded lover sporting a beret with a baguette under each arm all of which despite being exciting and compelling are stereotypical nonsense. But what will strike you is that in the main French people are slim, which should lead us to question whether ‘embonpoint’ has lost something in translation and in fact was a celebration of a woman’s bosom rather than overall girth, now that sounds more, Oh la la and more French to me.