Can you believe that walking improves both testosterone and erections?
If not, you are dead wrong.
As it turns out, researchers have found many links between walking and erectile dysfunction. Actually, some may even say that the simple fact of walking could potentially help you overcome impotence and/or low levels of testosterone.
That’s great but HOW does it work?
Walking Improves Both Testosterone and Erections
…By Improving Blood Flow
Regular walking (daily) improves blood flow and by doing so, sexual function is enhanced.
Actually, any physical activity that replaces sedentarity will improve blood flow and overall health. So, technically, it’s not limited to walking.
However, as two-legged beings, our bodies are conceived for walking or running. Consequently, walking becomes the easiest way to boost our blood flow with little effort.
A nine year study published in 2000 looked at approximately 200 men with no ED issues. Over the years, the researchers have found that those who exercised regularly had a decreased risk of impotence at middle age, compared to those who didn’t. (1)
As a matter of fact, 30 minutes of daily walking are enough to maintain sexual health without blue pills or other drugs!
Also, an enhanced blood flow automatically leads to an increase of NO (Nitric Oxide) in the blood. Or, what is known as the crucial gas that will fuel your future hard erections!
“But your article says: Walking Improves Both Testosterone and Erections”. Actually, by boosting NO levels, you will also boost testosterone levels, they go hand in hand. So, walk my friend!
…By Lowering Blood Pressure
Often, ED is the result of high blood pressure. When your blood pressure is through the roof, the arteries can’t bring blood properly to your penis. Therefore, you’ll get the tiniest erection, if any.
Moreover, elevated blood pressure can also make it hard for the smooth muscle of the penis to relax, an obligatory step in order to get an erection.
So, walking can lower your blood pressure, as running would.
…By Lowering Blood Sugar
As we all know by now, diabetes (and obesity) is endemic worldwide.
And one of the main complications of high blood sugar is diabetes. A whopping 75% of men with diabetes have a type of ED.
First, diabetes damages the lining of blood vessels, which in turn blocks the release of NO. Yes, that doesn’t sound good for your health and your testosterone levels.
In addition, elevated blood sugar can eventually cause nerve damage. If you combine that to high blood pressure and cholesterol, you have a recipe for disaster.
By walking regularly, you can control blood sugar levels and the complications linked to diabetes. A study found that a low-impact activity (for example, a walk) after a meal is ideal to reduce the spike in blood sugar. (2)
…By Reducing Weight
And last but not least, weight loss!
That one seems self-explaining but I will explain it anyway because I had no clue before I became a health nut…
Being overweight or obese decreases overall health. Additionally, it increases the risk of damaging your blood vessels and that will reduce dramatically the quality of your erections.
Also, if you are overweight, chances are you don’t exercise enough. Thus, that also increases your risk of erectile dysfunction.
But that’s not all! It has been showed that overweight men have reduced levels of testosterone because fat increases the production of female hormones.
I know right…
So, exercise, or walking in this case, can help you lose weight. By doing so, you will see a dramatic improvement of sexual function and of course, overall health.
Walking Improves Both Testosterone and Erections – Conclusion
Yes, walking improves both testosterone and erections. Also, it will greatly improve your cardiovascular system and that means, that your general health will also enjoy a healthy makeover.
Science and anecdotal evidence prove that low-impact activity can help with ED. Which is extremely useful for people who can’t do high-intensity exercises.
Thanks to a daily 30 minutes walk (or more), you can increase your blood flow, lower your blood pressure, reduce your blood sugar and lose weight!
And on top of it all, walking will improve your testosterone levels and erections!
It’s raining outside?
Go shopping or wear your parka. There’s always a solution. 🙂
This article was written by Michael King.
(1) Modifiable risk factors and erectile dysfunction: can lifestyle changes modify risk? Carol Aderby, Beth Amohr, Irwin Goldstein, Henry A Feldman, Catherine B Johannes, John B McKinlay. Urology. Volume 56, Issue 2, August 2000. (2) The Effect of Walking on Postprandial Glycemic Excursion in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes and Healthy People. Chinmay Manohar, James A. Levine, Debashis K. Nandy, Ahmed Saad, Chiara Dalla Man, Shelly K. McCrady-Spitzer, Rita Basu, Claudio Cobelli, Rickey E. Carter, Ananda Basu and Yogish C. Kudva. American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care. 2012.