Why Too Much Sitting Can Hurt Your Erections

Why Too Much Sitting Can Hurt Your Erections

Let me start things off by saying that the chances you’re reading this while sitting down right now are fairly high. However, did you know that spending too much time sitting down can eventually affect your ability to get and keep stable erections?

Now while that may sound a bit crazy, here are some very interesting things I learned while reading through a medical journal on cardiovascular health last weekend…

According to a study conducted by the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research and Evaluation, making it a habit sitting down for hours on end can eventually lead to problems getting a stable erection.

Based on the data they’ve gathered, adult men who spent an average of six hours sitting down daily had higher risks of getting some sort of a cardiovascular problem. Besides being more vulnerable to heart attack and stroke, guys who live a sedentary lifestyle were also more prone to constricted veins and arteries that can disrupt the flow of blood throughout the body.

The researchers emphasized that pinched arteries and veins not only decrease the sensitivity of the nerve endings, but can also cause the tissues to lose their ability to absorb sufficient blood to take in the oxygen and nutrients they need to heal and rejuvenate themselves.

And this also means that the erectile tissues in the penis won’t have enough blood help you achieve an erection and keep it long enough to have sexual intercourse.

The study also points out that while watching TV is the biggest culprit when it comes to making men sit down for extended periods of time, they also added that sitting behind a desk at work can also bring about similar results. The same goes for driving for very long periods as well.

However, here’s the good news…

There are ways to offset these negative effects of sitting too much on your body and they’re not as complicated as you may think.

Firstly, you’ve got to change your sitting habits. Make sure you stand up briefly every hour and do a bit of stretching or basic calisthenics to get your blood pumping again. I personally recommend jogging in place for a couple of minutes or so because it never fails to get me going.

Secondly, make exercise a priority in your daily schedule. Not exercising regularly is one of the key factors of a lot of serious health issues like obesity, heart attack, diabetes and kidney problems. Having vigorous biking, brisk walking and running on your checklist is guaranteed to keep these issues at bay.

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