Did you know that exercise is one of the best ways of curing Erectile Dysfunction? Many men turn straight to drugs for helping with erection problems, but these drugs don’t offer a cure, only a temporary solution. And why risk all the side effects? Most often the cause of Erectile Dysfunction is poor circulation (ie poor blood flow to the penis), high cholesterol levels, and possibly low testosterone levels. Doing regular exercise will increase your circulation, will help lower cholesterol levels, and can help boost testosterone levels. In other words, it will give you stronger erections. This article give 5 excellent reasons why exercise is essential for sexual health.
1) Exercise improves your mood
Exercise stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s feel good chemicals. It will also extend your lifespan, promote better weight control, build stronger bones, control high blood pressure, lower the risk of cancer and depression, and improve your mood. Numerous studies (from the American Heart Association, American College of Sports Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Surgeon General) all indicate that 30 minutes of moderate to low intensity exercise on most days of the week will reduce chronic diseases, decrease weight and promote a healthy heart. Regular exercise also improves libido, sexual confidence and the ability to attain orgasm, as well as promoting psychological well being and overall health.
2) Exercise increases sexual potency
There is a direct correlation between lack of physical inactivity and erectile dysfunction. Therefore increasing the amount of exercise you do will have an amazing effect on the strength of your erections. The New England Research Institutes studied 600 men over an eight-year period and reported on the influence of exercise on erectile dysfunction. This study concluded that there is a direct correlation between erectile dysfunction and physical activity. Men with sedentary lifestyles had a higher risk of sexual dysfunction than those who exercised regularly. Taking a brisk, two-mile walk or burning off 200 calories a day through exercise was most effective for reversing erectile dysfunction in some men.
3) Exercise increases the health of the cardiovascular system
Exercise decreases your blood cholesterol, and therefore helps to unclog your arteries. This is essential for circulation and for getting blood flowing to the penis. Specifically, exercise increases the amount of HDL (the good cholesterol) and reduces the amount of LDL (the bad cholesterol) in your body. It also makes the heart stronger, and more efficient at pumping blood around your body. In 1999, the American Medical Association reported that exercise increases the health of the cardiovascular system and thus will increase sexual potency. It also found that good circulation is necessary for sexual function and that unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, such as smoking, heavy alcohol use and obesity, will have a negative effect both on cardiovascular health and sexual potency.
4) Exercise boosts testosterone production
Strength training, as well as cardiovascular exercise, will raise your levels of testosterone, and this is beneficial for increasing libido and for getting stronger erections. A 1996 Italian study reported that intense physical training can boost testosterone production. The duration, intensity and frequency of exercise will determine the circulating levels of testosterone. Testosterone levels will increase most with short intense bursts of exercise. The best exercises to boost testosterone are compound movements using multiple muscle groups. Example of these would be Squats, Dead Lifts, Bench Press, Pull Ups, etc. Studies show that testosterone levels will elevate with exercise for about 45 to 60 minutes.
5) Exercise improves sexual stamina and the ability to achieve orgasm
Exercise that build muscle strength will have a positive effect on sexual performance. Exercises such as squats, lunges, crunches and leg lifts are necessary for strengthening the muscle groups of the pelvis, thighs, legs and abdomen. These muscle groups are important for improving sexual stamina, and exercising the pelvic muscles in particular improves the ability to achieve orgasm.