Men Should Walk Two Miles per Day for Sexual Health

Reduce Risks of Impotence and Erectile Dysfunction

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Avoid Viagra with the Sexual Health Benefits of Walking

A brisk two-mile walk each day can reduce men's risk of impotence according to Dr. Irwin Goldstein, from Boston University School of Medicine in a study published in the August 2000, issue of Urology.

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 did not reduce the risk of impotence.

Further reviews of medical studies have found more evidence to support recommending regular physical activity to prevent erectile dysfunction and maintain sexual health.

Message to Men - Walk Two Miles Per Day for Sexual Health Benefits

Two miles a day, even if you start at mid-life, can maintain your sexual health without drugs. Considering the high cost of erectile dysfunction drugs, a good pair of athletic shoes is a bargain for maintaining your sexual health. A two-mile walk takes between 30 and 45 minutes.

How Does Exercise Prevent Erectile Dysfunction?

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.

Nitric oxide (NO) increases blood flow to the penis, which is necessary for an erection. Physical activity has been shown to increase the vascular nitric oxide. Exercise and weight loss increase insulin sensitivity and endothelial NO production.

Men Should Walk - Two Miles Per Day is the Minimum for Health

The activity level this study found was needed to improve penile blood flow amounts to two miles of walking at a brisk pace per day - about a half hour walk a day. Instead, you could enjoy a jog or other exercise that burns 200 calories and increases the heart rate. Biking is not recommended as it has been shown in some studies to increase the risk of impotence due to blood flow restriction from the bike seat.

Women: Get the Men in Your Life Walking

You couldn't get him to come along on your daily walk before, maybe this will get him moving! Send this article to the man you love. It's one more way to motivate him to start exercising and get all of the health benefits of an active lifestyle.

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Sources:

Derby CA, Mohr BA, Goldstein I, Feldman HA, Johannes CB, McKinlay JB. " Modifiable risk factors and erectile dysfunction: can lifestyle changes modify risk?" Urology. 2000 Aug 1;56(2):302-6.

Glina S, Sharlip I, Hellstrom W. Modifying risk factors to prevent and treat erectile dysfunction. The journal of sexual medicine. 2012;10(1):115–9.

Meldrum DR, Gambone JC, Morris MA, Esposito K, Giugliano D, Ignarro LJ. Lifestyle and metabolic approaches to maximizing erectile and vascular health. International Journal of Impotence Research. 2011;24(2):61–68. doi:10.1038/ijir.2011.51.

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