Previous research pointed out that exercise can help middle-aged men with erectile dysfunction. The goal of the current study was to determine if there is also a connection between increased physical activity and a better sexual function in young, healthy men. The team recruited 78 men under 40, which self-administered two surveys. The International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) determined the erectile and sexual function of the participating men. The Paffenburger Physical Activity Questionnaire was used to classify the men into a sedentary group and an active group.
The results show that a healthy, active lifestyle has powerful benefits, illustrated by the higher rates of erectile and sexual dysfunction in young, sedentary versus active men. Not a big fan of spending hours in the gym? Don’t worry. The study used 20 minutes of exercise as their indication of an active lifestyle. So have that daily walk in the park and make it happen in the bedroom.
Hsiao W, Shrewsberry AB, Moses KA, Johnson TV, Cai AW, Stuhldreher P, Dusseault B, & Ritenour CW (2011). Exercise is Associated with Better Erectile Function in Men Under 40 as Evaluated by the International Index of Erectile Function. The journal of sexual medicine PMID: 22145804
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