ED - Lets Get Physical!! [Part 2 of 5]

ED - Lets Get Physical!! [Part 2 of 5]

What can we do Physically to help with Erectile Dysfunction

While there are various treatments available, some men prefer to take a holistic approach to treating their ED. One of the most effective ways to do this is through exercise.

Exercise helps tremendously in several ways:

  1. Improved blood flow: One of the primary causes of ED is poor blood flow. Exercise can help increase blood flow to the penis, which can help with erections.

  2. Reduced stress: Stress and anxiety can also contribute to ED. Exercise is a proven way to reduce stress and improve overall mental health.

  3. Increased testosterone levels: Testosterone is a hormone that plays a crucial role in sexual function. Exercise can help increase testosterone levels in men, which can improve their sex drive and ability to achieve and maintain an erection.

So, what particular types of exercise are best for treating ED? Well to be fair, any type of exercise that gets your heart rate up and improves blood flow can be helpful. Some good options include:

  1. Cardiovascular exercise: This includes activities like running, cycling, and swimming.

  2. Resistance training: This includes lifting weights or using resistance bands.

  3. Yoga: Yoga can help reduce stress and improve flexibility, which can be beneficial for men with ED.

But there are some very specific exercises that address ED and Prostate health directly. These are a must for aging men.

These exercises are also known as Kegel exercises (Yes gents...it's not just for the ladies) This exercise involves contracting and relaxing the muscles of the pelvic floor.

To perform pelvic floor exercises correctly:

  1. Identify the muscles: Start by locating the muscles you will be exercising. These are the muscles that you use to stop the flow of urine midstream.
    ***To put it simply these are the muscles that help you hold in a fart or expel the last bit or urine just after your done taking a piss***

  2. Contract the muscles: Once you have identified the muscles, contract them by squeezing
    them inward and upward. Be sure to keep your buttocks and thighs relaxed.

  3. Hold the contraction: Hold the contraction for a few seconds, aiming for a count of 5.

  4. Release the muscles: Relax the muscles slowly, and rest for a few seconds before repeating.
  5. Repeat: Aim to repeat this exercise for 10-15 repetitions, 3-4 times per day.

  6. Once you have mastered #5 try fast rapid contractions say 15-20 in a row. Maintain easy and consistent breathing, don't hold your breath. Do these 3-4 times in a day and shoot for 3-4 days per week. You will be surprised at how much this helps...along with the added bonus of greater ejaculate pressure. You can thank us later!

NOTE: The pelvic floor muscles are responsible for supporting the bladder, rectum, and urethra, and are important for urinary and sexual function. Pelvic floor exercises can help improve these functions, as well as reduce the risk of urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction.

As with any exercise, consistency is key. It may take a few weeks to see improvements, but with regular practice, you should start to notice the benefits

Remember, exercise is a natural and effective way for men to treat their ED. By improving blood flow, reducing stress, and increasing testosterone levels, exercise can help improve sexual function and overall health.