Do you know what erectile dysfunction is? You’ve probably heard of it but you are unsure what it exactly means.
Well, erectile dysfunction is a recurring or consistent condition where a man is unable to hold an erection long enough for sexual activity or masturbation.
This condition can be a result of a number of different things, including (but not limited to) obesity, anxiety, atherosclerosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and many more.
What are the current treatment plans for treating erectile dysfunction (ED)? Well, aside from male enhancement pills and Viagra, proper nutrition and exercise can help. Wait, exercise?
That is right, there are many studies that show a remarkable improvement in more active men than men who live sedentary lives with regards to preventing ED.
So, to answer the title of the article: Yes, exercise could be a solution, but it is only part of it as you will need a multi-faceted approach to thwart the negative effects of the said condition.
Having said that, what exercises should you focus on to get the most benefit?
One of the best exercises that you can do to help prevent the negative effects of erectile dysfunction is to do some aerobic exercises. Also known as ‘cardio’, aerobic exercises are activities that are designed to help keep your heart pumping.
Activities like swimming, brisk walking, jogging, running, cycling, mountain climbers, jumping jacks, skipping rope, are just some of the things that you can do to keep your heart healthy.
The reason why these exercises are good for the heart is that it helps your heart become more efficient at pumping blood while also ensuring that you get better air response as well.
Cardiovascular exercises can also help prevent arterial blockage simply because there is much more blood that is going through your arteries, possibly eroding any plaque build-up that might have happened.
Commonly referred to as weightlifting, this is where you consistently lift weights- either in the form of barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, and any other thing that is of considerable weight.
Resistance training is good for your overall health because it can help build and strengthen the different muscles of your body. That is why it is imperative that you have a full-body workout that you should do on a weekly basis.
Ideally, you want to concentrate on your chest, arms, back, legs, and shoulders, though all of the muscles in between can surely be included as well.
Now, you might think that Kegel exercises are only made for women, but that is actually not true. In fact, men can definitely benefit from these exercises because it can help prevent premature ejaculation and even erectile dysfunction as well!
These exercises mainly target the pelvic floor muscles, specifically the pubococcygeus muscle. This muscle is responsible for allowing you to control your urination.
The beauty of Kegels is that you can do them without any equipment and at any time of the day.