What are the Best Exercises for Erectile Dysfunction?

  • Every year, thousands of men suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED), which is the inability to maintain an erection. Many men believe that common erectile dysfunction treatment options are their only option for preventing, controlling, or eliminating ED; however, this is not always the case!

    If you have ED, a healthy diet and regular exercise are essential for improving your erectile dysfunction. Try the following exercises to promote a healthy lifestyle and combat ED symptoms:

    1. Kegel Exercise

    Kegels are the most admired and effective exercise for men with erectile dysfunction. To counteract the effects of ED, you must strengthen the muscles in your pelvic floor.

    In men, Kegels are used to target and strengthen the bulbocavernosus muscle. This muscle is responsible for filling the penis with blood during an erection, pumping during ejaculation, and emptying the urethra after urination. By targeting this muscle, you will be able to obtain a longer-lasting and more satisfying erection.

    If you do Kegels every day, multiple times a day, you will notice an improvement in your ED. The best part is that you can do Kegels anywhere! These exercises can be done when you are either lying down, sitting, or standing.

    1. Pilates Exercises

    Regular Pilates exercise is also an excellent way to combat ED. Here are a few pilates exercises to try:

    Knee Fallouts

    Knee fallouts are a great way to supplement your kegel exercises. Begin by lying on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground.

    Engage your pelvic floor muscles and slowly lower one knee to the ground sideways. Maintain both feet on the floor and only lower your knees as far as they will go while engaging your pelvic muscles.

    Supine Foot Raises

    Begin by lying on the floor with both knees bent and feet on the ground, as with knee fallouts.

    Engage the pelvic floor muscles and raise one foot straight up into the air, forming a 45-degree angle. Maintain this posture for a few seconds.

    Pelvic Curl

    This Pilates exercise, also known as "bridge," is popular. Begin by lying on your back with your hands by your sides, knees bent, and feet flat on the ground.

    Lift your buttocks into the air by engaging your pelvic floor muscles. The weight of your body should be on your shoulders.

     

    1. Aerobic Exercise

    Some aerobic exercises you may want to try are:

    • Boxing
    • Rowing
    • Cycling
    • Running

    These exercises will not only help to reduce or eliminate ED, but they will also improve the risk factors associated with ED. Aerobics can improve your cardiovascular health, combat obesity, and increase your levels of activity, all of which increase your risk of developing ED.