Walk for Sexual Health: Reduce Risks of Impotence and Erectile Dysfunction

This is pill-popping age. People look for a pill to gallop every now and then, to solve even the most insignificant of physical problems while the reality is that a healthy lifestyle is enough to solve those problems for good. When men come up to discuss problems related with their sexual life, like erectile dysfunction or impotence, they are simply referred to ED drugs like Viagra, Levitra or Cialis. When a brisk 2 mile walk each day can reduce men’s risk of impotence according to Dr. Irwin Goldstein, from Boston University School of Medicine.

His 9-year study of 600 men who at the start of the study had no impotence problems found that those who kept exercising or took up exercising at middle age reduced their risk of impotence. Taking other healthy actions at mid-life such as quitting smoking, losing weight or cutting back on drinking further reduces the risk of impotence.

Men should remember

Working two miles a day, even if you start at mid-life, can maintain your sexual health without drugs.

Yes, it works

It works because exercise improves blood flow through your blood vessels and keeps things clear. The penile blood vessels give early warning signs of heart artery disease, when impotence shows up, due to a slow-down of the blood flow. Exercise keeps the blood flowing and prevents impotence in the same way it prevents heart attacks.

Why men must walk

A man should walk because the activity level needed to improve the blood flow amounts to two miles of walking at a brisk pace per day – about half an hour walk a day. Or a jog or other exercise that burns 200 calories and increases the heart rate. However avoid biking as it has been shown in some studies to increase the risk of impotence due to blood flow restriction from the bike seat.