5 Exercises that help Erectile Dysfunction
Experiencing erectile dysfunction is challenging no matter what age you are. It’s a condition that is caused by a multitude of reasons including; age, stress and even medications. But a large portion of men experience ED because of a lack of exercise and a sedentary lifestyle. Fortunately, there are ways to combat this and it’s easy as going for a walk. Here are some exercises that can help alleviate erectile dysfunction!
Not only does it increase your stamina and help you lose weight, running increases blood flow from the heart. This allows the heart to make it easier for blood flow to the penis. In addition, running allows secretion of endorphins into your body, making you feel good! A study from the Duke University School Of Medicine shows that men who run at least two hours a week saw improvements in the ability to maintain an erection after only a few months. So get out there and start running some miles today!
These exercises help stimulate the muscles in the large intestine, bladder and the uterus. The main benefits of doing this for is to strengthen the bulbocavernosus muscle, which is responsible for things like ejaculation and blood flow to the penis. A study from the University of the West in the UK found that kegel exercises helped over 40% of men be able to regain the ability to maintain an erection after a few months. Another study from a medical clinic in New Jersey claims that pelvic floor muscle training is beneficial for other male genital issues. Premature ejaculation, overactive bladders and even urinary tract infections are all problems that can be remedied by doing kegel exercises! This website provides a fantastic guide on how to do these kegels properly: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000141.htm
For those that are unfamiliar with what it is, Pilates are low impact core exercises that feature both aerobic and non aerobic variations. Pilates training never strains the muscles to the point of exhaustion, but it requires intense concentration and focus. Pilates has been shown to improve posture, mobility and flexibility, but can also help with ED. A 2005 study has shown that men aged over 55 who do pilates a few times per week showed that 40% of them were able to regain normal erectile function! This blog has a great tutorial showing how to do some basic pilates exercises: https://www.self.com/gallery/pilates-exercises-that-work-your-core
This is a fantastic way to exercise because it works almost every muscle in your body! It’s great because it’s a low impact and causes less stress on the joints vs other exercises such as weightlifting. However, it also pushes your muscles to work harder because of the resistance caused by the water. Swimming has some amazing health benefits as well. A study from Swim England showed that regular swimming lowered the risk of early death by almost 30%. Swimming also lowered the risk of death due to stroke and heart disease by 40%. So if you’re experiencing ED, it may be beneficial for you to hop in the pool once in a while!
One of the oldest forms of exercise known to man, yoga has been long known as a group of exercises that promote physical fitness and well-being. What many men don’t realize is that yoga is great for beating erectile dysfunction! Yoga has been shown to enhance the flow of blood to the pelvic region. It also increases testosterone levels in the body as well as lowering cortisol (the stress hormone) You can check out this blog to learn 5 yoga poses that will help with your ED: https://www.ndtv.com/health/yoga-day-2017-5-yoga-poses-to-prevent-erectile-dysfunction-1714700
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