From pills to surgery to therapy, there is no shortage of suggestions for how to improve sexual performance. We don't have any quick fixes that work for everyone but there is a fairly simple rule of thumb that can help. In general, healthy lifestyle choices – like a good diet, ample exercise, and stress reduction – will improve a man's sexual functioning the most. "Not only do diet and exercise help prevent sexual problems from occurring in men in the first place, they can also reverse it," says Dr. Alan W. Shindel, assistant professor of urology at UC Davis. While a pill may work as temporary fix, healthy life changes are potential permanent solutions to sexual issues. Here are some of the lifestyle choices that will make the biggest difference in the bedroom.
Being overweight is often linked to cardiovascular issues and can make a man run out of energy faster. It can also been a shot to the self-esteem. In order to reach a healthy weight, Shindel advises 30 minutes of aerobic exercise five days a week and ditching processed foods. "My personal recommendation is that they make slow, sustainable changes. Don't change everything at once," he says. He isn't a fan of fad diets but sees promise in Mediterranean-style foods. Whatever you chose, Shindel says being able to stick with your changes is key.
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