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Exercise may help prevent erectile dysfunction



Individuals tend to slow down as they get older and stop exercising at the frequency they used to. However, experts say that this can contribute to a range of age-related health problems, including erectile dysfunction.

In fact, a new study published in the International Journal of Clinical Science found that men who are less physically active as they grow older are significantly more likely to experience sexual performance problems.

Erectile dysfunction is most common among older men. However, the findings of the investigation suggest that it doesn’t have to be the case. Men who keep up high levels of physical activity may be less prone these types of sexual performance problems.

“The more of these healthy traits an individual has, the less likely they are to develop a range of chronic disorders,” said Leslie Alford, the University of East Anglia researcher who led the study. “Even if people can’t give up smoking and maintain a healthy weight, they can still gain health benefits from increasing the amount of regular exercise they take.”

Alford recommended that men get at least 20 minutes of exercise three times each week.