When a man has problems getting or maintaining an erection, it is called erectile dysfunction (ED). There can be many reasons behind this problem, such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, low testosterone, etc. Although ED can be treated by taking medications such as sildenafil (Viagra), taking medication alone is not an option. Exercising instead of medicine can also reduce this problem to some extent. For this, doing exercises like the pelvic floor can be beneficial.

Today, in this article, you will know in detail how exercising can provide relief from the problem of ED -

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  1. Which is the best exercise for erectile dysfunction?
  2. 3 major exercises beneficial in ED
  3. Takeaway
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Research from the University of the West in the United Kingdom found that up to 40% of men with ED can benefit from pelvic exercises. After this, further research claimed that pelvic muscle training can prove to be the best for ED.

This exercise improves the strength of the pelvic floor muscles. This exercise is commonly known as the Kegel exercise.

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Here we are telling about those 3 exercises, by which the problem of erectile dysfunction can be reduced -

Kegel exercises

Performing Kegel exercises strengthens the pelvic area and improves the reproductive system. Come, let us know how to do Kegel exercise -

  • You sit comfortably on the ground.
  • Now close your eyes and focus on the pelvic area, pull the muscles of that area inwards, and then leave them loose.
  • Do this about 10 to 20 times.
  • It can also be done lying down. For this, lie down on your back and bend your knees. After this, contract and release the muscles of the pelvic area.

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Pilates exercises

Doing this exercise also strengthens the muscles. This mainly affects the muscles of the abdomen, lower back, and hips. Although there are many ways to do this exercise, here we are telling the easiest way -

  • Lie down on the ground on your back and bend your knees. In this position, the feet will touch the floor and the hands will remain beside the body.
  • In this state, keep the spine straight.
  • Now slowly raise the hips upwards.
  • In this position, the weight of the body should be on the shoulders and feet.
  • Then take three breaths and contract the muscles of the hips and pelvic floor.
  • After that slowly come down.
  • Do this 3-4 times in the beginning and when practice is done, do 10 rounds.

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Aerobic exercise

Research published in The American Journal of Cardiology proves that doing aerobic exercises can help in curing the problem of ED to some extent. The problem of ED is often due to the lack of proper blood flow in the penis. This can be due to obesity, diabetes, and high cholesterol. In this case, including aerobic exercises in your daily routine can improve ED. Even brisk walking for 30 minutes a day can be enough. Apart from this, swimmingcycling, and running are also excellent aerobic exercises.

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If there is a problem with ED, it can be cured simply by making small changes in the lifestyle. For this, it is better to include exercises like Kegel and Pilates in your routine than using medicine. This will not only cure the problem of ED but also improve overall health. Apart from this, including nutrients in the diet is also beneficial.

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