Exercises that focus on working the muscles beyond the pelvic floor can help to treat erectile dysfunction, according to Healthline. A brisk walk for 30 minutes each day, three or four times a week, can also improve cardiovascular health, which impacts erectile dysfunction.
A regular exercise or aerobic routine for 20 to 30 minutes a day can help combat erectile dysfunction, explains WebMD. Regular exercise helps to build energy levels, strengthen the heart, reduce stress or anxiety and help men rest and relax. Exercise also works to improve muscle tone and strength; boost self-image and self-esteem; and strengthen and build bones.
Adding exercise to a daily routine helps to combat high cholesterol, vascular disease, obesity and diabetes, all contributing factors of erectile dysfunction, notes Healthline. Erectile dysfunction can be caused by blood flow problems to the penis. Exercise helps to improve the blood flow and combat this condition.
Lifestyle changes, in addition to exercise, can also help combat erectile dysfunction, states WebMD. For example, men who quit smoking reduce the risk of this condition significantly. Exercise routines that focus on reducing stress can also lower the risk factors for developing erectile dysfunction. Men can participate in meditation exercises and relaxation techniques and reduce common stressors to improve blood flow within the body.