3 SMALL LIFESTYLE CHANGES TO IMPROVE YOUR ERECTION

One of the many causes of erectile dysfunction is lifestyle habits. While people usually think of lifestyle modification as a very difficult thing to accomplish, in this article I’m going to share with you a few changes that can help and require minimal effort.

1. SKIP A SUBWAY STOP OR PARK FARTHER AWAY

People who are physically active have a lower risk of ED than those who are sedentary. What is more interesting though is that research has shown that implementing more physical activity into your life can actually improve erectile function. This is true both in people who take medications for ED and patients who do not take medications for ED. Adding some exercise to any regimen will improve ED over the regimen without exercise. It is not known exactly how much physical activity is needed to improve ED. I suggest that you start where you are and just add a little bit of physical activity to your regular routine. A good example would be skipping one stop on the subway in each direction or parking 5 minutes farther from your work. This would add 10 minutes of physical activity to your day.
If you multiply that by 5 days a week and 50 weeks per year, you will be adding roughly 2,500 minutes, or 42 hours of physical activity to your year.
This is a good starting place for many people, and you can always add more once you get used to it.

2. DIET OVER REGULAR AND WATER OVER JUICE

No, I’m not talking about losing weight here. “While weight loss is important for those that need it, it’s not necessarily a small change.” It turns out that eating a healthier diet is associated with a lower risk of ED and changing to a more healthful dietary pattern can improve ED even without losing weight.
Specifically eating more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and legumes and eating less red meat and food and drinks high in sugar may improve symptoms of ED.
I recommend making small changes to start like switching from regular soda to diet or diluting your juice with water until you get used to drinking beverages that are less sweet. Then you can switch to only non-caloric beverages after that. Or you can replace half of your red meat with a vegetable. There are many options for small improvements here.  

3. THE 2 DRINK RULE

Although the research isn’t totally clear about the relationship between alcohol consumption and erectile dysfunction, I highly recommend moderate alcohol intake in general and especially on nights when you expect to have sex. Heavy alcohol in the long term increases the risk of liver disease and cirrhosis, which increase the risk of ED.
In addition, in the short term, heavy alcohol use acts as a central nervous system depressant decreasing overall arousal.
This is not a good thing for sexual performance. For health reasons, it is recommended that men do not drink more than two drinks total daily including hard liquor, wine, and beer. For most men, having one drink will not usually impact sexual performance meaningfully. However, I would definitely limit yourself to two drinks especially if you’re someone who has had issues with erectile dysfunction in the past.
So there you have it. Three relatively easy lifestyle changes that can improve erectile function. Give these a try and thank me later.