How Exercise affects ED

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Exercise is one of the most effective solutions to fall back to when having erectile dysfunction problems. According to the findings in several research work, working out helps reduce the risk of getting erectile dysfunction drastically.

The penis is basically a muscle powered by blood vessels and to get long lasting erections the blood flow to the penis must be good. The main reason why exercise is such an effective tool against erectile dysfunction is because of the endothelium which is essentially the lining of the blood vessels that deals with blood flow.

The heart is home to most of the blood vessels in the body and consequently the endothelium plays a vital role in that sector of the body. A direct improvement on the health of the endothelium will reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction and consequently reduce the risk of having heart diseases.

How to construct an exercise program

Since exercise has been established as not just only an effective way to tackle erectile dysfunction issues but to maintain a healthy body, the question becomes, how can I create an effective exercise program, that is unique to me and I would not abandon? Here are some tips;

  • Select stuffs you love to do: The truth is working out does not necessarily mean you have to hit the gym all the time. You could choose stuffs like dancing or maybe even Yoga or basketball or some other sport that will atleast keep you active.
  • Add some weight training: While light exercises like swimming and jogging etc have be shown to be very good for the blood vessel, weight lifting is quite essential in improving the function of the endothelium. Consequently it would not be a bad idea to add a little bit of both.
  • Overcome some minor obstacles: Do not let your work schedule, age or some other habits put you off from starting and sticking to an effective exercise program that will be very good for your overall health.

 Some Effective Exercises to consider;

  • Pelvic floor exercises or Kegel exercises
  • Weight training
  • Cardio; (jogging, swimming, speed walking, rowing, skiing etc)
  • Yoga
  • Dancing
  • Sports (Basketball, soccer etc)