Sexual intercourse is an exercise that can decrease the risk of erectile dysfunction. According to a study, having regular sexual intercourse can help avoid erection problems or erectile dysfunction. Erection problems, mostly faced by older men, can now be avoided by having sex more often. Researchers said that this may reduce the risks of erectile dysfunction.
The 2008 study, which involved the observation of 1000 older Finnish men found that those who claimed that they had sex at least once a week were less likely to develop erection problems than those who had sex less than once a week.
Continued sexual activity decreases the incidence of erectile dysfunction in direct proportion to coital frequency. The study pointed out the sex is an aerobic exercise. Thrusting away is like walking a mile at a good pace. And having an orgasm is like sprinting up a couple of flights of stairs. Interestingly, regular sex will not help those who are already facing erection problems.
Elaborating on health problems related to erection emphasized that sexually active people are more physically and mentally healthier. Other ways to help avoid erection dysfunction includes keeping a check on your weight, cholesterol, blood pressure and sugar levels. Smoking and consuming too much of alcohol can also lead to problems in erection. A 30-minute exercise every day can go a long way in keeping erection problems at bay.
Bottom Line: Sex is good for you in so many ways and it is effective at decreasing the risk of erectile dysfunction or ED.