Exercise may boost sex life

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Here's another reason for men to exercise: it may extend their sex lives.

Men 50 and older who are physically active are up to 30 percent less likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction than men who don't exercise, according to a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health.

The research study
The researchers studied data from questionnaires by 31 742 men between ages 53 to 90, reports the Associated Press. Men who were able to run at least three hours per week benefited most, because they seemed to achieve the sexual ability of men two to five years younger than their actual ages.

And there was still a 15 percent to 20 percent reduction in the risk of erectile dysfunction among men who took a brisk walk of 30 minutes at least four days per week, the researchers say.

Help for the small arteries
Writing in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, the scientists say exercise appears to benefit the small arteries that control erections, much like the benefit seen in arteries that feed the heart, the AP reports. – (HealthDayNews)

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