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7 Important Reasons Why Exercise for Sexual Health is Critical for Men

Exercise and sexual health are important for a happy and satisfied sex life

Exercise makes your body fit thereby improving sexual performance

Sex exercises for men also help reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction

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Bajaj Finserv Health
September 30th, 2021
7 mins read

Exercise improves both physical and mental health [1] in women and men. Sexual health is also related to exercise. Along with preventing diseases, keeping your heart healthy, and managing your weight, doing certain sex exercises for men can also boost your sex life [2]. Research shows that physical activities like strength training, yoga, swimming, and walking can all contribute to a positive sex life. So, it is important for you to understand the importance of exercise for sexual health.

Working out for just 30 minutes a day or 5 days a week can do wonders for your body. Read on to know the importance of sex exercise for men. Sexual health, after all, is equally important for men and women for a happy and satisfied life.

Exercise and sexual health: How do sex exercise workouts improve men’s sex life?

  • Reduces risk of erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction can be an early sign of chronic diseases. In fact, research indicates a link between male sexual health and diseases like heart attack and diabetes. Physical inactivity is the common cause of both erectile dysfunction and heart disease. Being overweight is  also a risk factor for this common problem.

If an exercise can open the arteries for a healthy heart, it can also increase blood flow to men’s sex organs. A study reported that physically active men over the age of 50 are at a 30% lower risk of impotency and have better erections [3]. Even simple exercises like walking for 30 minutes a day lowers the risk of erectile dysfunction. Thus, you need to exercise for sexual health.

  • Helps improve semen quality

A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found a higher sperm count in men who did moderate to vigorous sex exercise workouts for at least 15 hours a week than those who didn’t. If you are planning a family, it is important to know about the best exercise for sexual health and add this to your daily routine.

  • Enhances sexual performance

A study revealed significant sexual enhancements in men who exercised. It reported improved frequency of intimate activities, better performance during sex, and a higher percentage of satisfying orgasms [4]. Regular exercise that raises your heart rate, muscle activity, and breathing enhances sexual satisfaction. There is also no doubt that being fit will make you more confident both in and out of the bedroom!

Additional Read: 8 Testosterone-boosting Foods to Better Your Sex Performance

exercises to improve sexual health

  • Lowers sexual dysfunction

A study was conducted on around 4,000 men and 2,000 women to find out if exercise impacts self-reported dysfunction. This refers to orgasm dissatisfaction in women and erectile dysfunction in men. It found that weekly cardiovascular exercise helps as a preventive measure. It also concluded that higher levels of such exercises are inversely associated with ED in men and is protective against female sexual dysfunction too [5]. For all these reasons, exercise is a must.

  • Boosts libido or improves arousal  

Researchers suggest that regular physical activity can indirectly enhance sexual satisfaction. Cardio and aerobic exercises such as walking, swimming, biking, or jogging improve your blood circulation, cardiovascular health, and mood. This leads to a healthy sexual response. In men, sexual health depends on the whole-body experience. So, you need to take care of your muscles, blood vessels, and other body parts. Besides, a study on women found that even a short-time exercise can stimulate both short and long-term physiological sexual arousal.

  • Decreases symptoms of BPH 

Benign prostatic hyperplasia refers to an enlargement of the prostate. This common disease is not cancerous or dangerous but can cause problems in some men. Men with BPH experience frequent urination or have a weak stream. However, physically active men have lower symptoms of an enlarged prostate or fewer symptoms related to the urinary tract. Men with severe symptoms of BPH may have a low sex drive and erection problems. Thus, exercise and sexual health can keep the prostate healthy and improve sex life simultaneously.

  • Preserves sexual health for years  

A study on 102 sedentary men aged 45 to 75 years found that a yearlong, moderate-intensity aerobic exercise increased certain hormone levels [6]. Of these, the dihydrotestosterone hormone is associated with orgasm frequency. According to the National Institute on Aging, conditions like arthritis, joint problems, heart disease, depression, stroke, and diabetes can lead to sexual problems [7]. However, exercising can reduce the risk of such chronic diseases. Thus you can maintain good sexual health throughout the aging process when you work out regularly.

Additional Read: Masturbation Effects On Health: Benefits & Side Effects

When it comes to satisfying and healthy sex, exercise for men as well as regular physical activity is key. However, do not be totally dependent on exercise when you experience sexual health conditions or dysfunction. It is important to seek medical help. To improve your personal life, book an online doctor consultation with specialists on Bajaj Finserv Health. For both women and men sexual health and fitness is just an appointment away!

Please note that this article is solely meant for informational purposes and Bajaj Finserv Health Limited (“BFHL”) does not shoulder any responsibility of the views/advice/information expressed/given by the writer/reviewer/originator. This article should not be considered as a substitute for any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with your trusted physician/qualified healthcare professional to evaluate your medical condition. The above article has been reviewed by a qualified doctor and BFHL is not responsible for any damages for any information or services provided by any third party.

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