Study proves better sexual potency in men with active lifestyle

Men who lead an active lifestyle do not experience any problems with erection and rarely face problems in sex. It is noticed in men of any race. The results of this study were published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. The researchers tracked the state of men who logged 18 MET (stands for metabolic parameter) hours of weekly activity. This is equal to:

  • 2 hours of energetic exercises, for instance, jogging, swimming and other similar types of activity.
  • 3.5 hours of physical exercises with moderate activity.
  • 6 hours of physical exercises of light activity.

First of all, the study revealed that even light activity is necessary to provide improvement in sexual function. It was revealed in the parameter that was figured out during the study 18 MET hours per week. The positive effect was noticed in black men and non-black men.

295 men participated in the study, which examined the risk of prostate cancer in them. The average age was 62 years old and approximately 30% of them were black.

Other details:

  • The BMI was 30.5 kg/m2
  • about 40% of men were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
  • about 35% of men suffered from coronary artery disease

The men reported regularly of their physical activity during the week. It turned out that 44% of men had sedentary lifestyle as they were given the parameter of less than 3 MET hours weekly. 17% of them were characterized as having mildly active lifestyle with about 9 MET hours per week. Only 26% had active lifestyle with 18 MET hours.

The score their sexual activity, Expanded Prostate Cancer Index with one hundred point scale was applied. Those who had median erectile function received score 53.4. The figures grew considerably with level of physical activity. The higher it was the better the score of erectile activity was. So the range in the studied group was from 33.4 to 70.0 among men with active lifestyle (18 MET hours).

In average, the difference was 17.3 points between the group with high activity and the group of coach potatoes. This figure exceeded even 16.5 points threshold that determines considerable clinical difference in the patients.

Unfortunately, the study lacks such details as socioeconomic status of participants. We do not know either of medicines taken by them. The study was concentrated purely on physical activity but other factor could play their role as well. It imposes some limitations on interpretation of results but still give much food for thought. Active lifestyle makes the man less vulnerable to erectile dysfunction.