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Best Exercises for Older Men Who Want to Improve Erection Health

Regular exercise can improve your overall health and help to preserve normal erectile function for as long as possible. Here are some tips to help you launch an exercise routine that is suited to your needs.

It’s never too late to start exercising. And for men of a certain age, regular physical activity is one of the most powerful weapons against erectile dysfunction. Exercise can even improve erections in men who’ve already begun to experience the early symptoms of ED.

This doesn’t mean that you can simply get up off the couch, where you’ve been spending most of your leisure time, and suddenly start training for a marathon. But it does mean that slowly but surely you can begin to establish an exercise regimen that will improve not only your erections but your overall health as well. Check with your doctor to be on the safe side.

Start with Aerobics

But what type of exercise, you might well ask. The more well-rounded the better, but if you had to pick one type of exercise to begin, it probably should be aerobic exercise, which is any type of activity that helps to promote cardiovascular function.

Aerobic means “with oxygen,” according to And aerobic exercises include those that increase both your heart rate and respiration. At-home — or near-home — exercises that fit the aerobic bill, according to Healthline, include jumping rope, walking, jogging, and running. Start slowly and undertake only as much exercise as your doctor deems appropriate for your age and physical condition.

If you have access to a gym or a local exercise club, expand your aerobic exercise to include swimming and workouts on the stationary bike, ellipticals, and/or treadmills.

Strength Training

A well-rounded exercise routine should also embrace some strength training, which helps to build muscle mass, reduce weight, strengthen bones, and make your joints more flexible. Working with weights is just one aspect of strength training but an important one. You can start with small weights and gradually increase them as you grow stronger.

Other important forms of strength training, according to, include squats, incline pushups, seated rowing (you’ll need a resistance band for this one), the stationary lunge, and an exercise that Silver Sneakers calls the “dead bug.” Its website gives you the details you’ll need to do these exercises at home.

How About Some Yoga?

To round out your exercise routine, you might want to include yoga, which increases muscle tone, improves your sense of balance, and enhances your mood. You’ll find an excellent introduction to yoga for seniors at

Yoga can also work for older adults who are disabled. As you’ll read at, adaptive yoga includes poses that can be done while seated or in a swimming pool. The latter gives the body a feeling of weightlessness and makes movement somewhat easier.

Viagra Could Help

If you’re still suffering from the symptoms of ED while pursuing your exercise program, Viagra and the other oral ED drugs known as PDE5 inhibitors can help you get and keep an erection suitable for intercourse.

More accessible than ever before now that lower-cost generic equivalents of Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra are available, these drugs temporarily improve blood flow to the penis, opening up a window of time during which sexual activity is possible.

All these drugs require a prescription, which you can get from your local doctor. If, however, you can’t seem to find the time to set up a visit to the doctor’s office,, a longtime online prescription drug service, can help. It will arrange a complimentary online consultation with a licensed U.S. physician who can authorize a prescription if appropriate.

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Don Amerman has spent more than three decades in the business of writing and editing. During the last 15 years, his focus has been on freelance writing. For almost all of his writing, He has done all of his own research, both online and off, including telephone and face-to-face interviews where possible. Don Amerman on Google+