If you are a man who is concerned with maintaining your health and sexual activity as you begin to age, you are not alone. These issues are a top priority for many men. The good news is there are a number of activities you can perform on a daily basis to keep these important components of your life intact.
Get Some Sun
The sun sometimes receives a bad rap due to the dangers excess ultraviolet rays can present to the skin. However, when not overdone and adequate precautions are taken, it is difficult to find a single activity that will protect your sexual health as much as spending time in the sun each day. Sunlight on the skin helps the body produce nitric oxide. This gas is a potent vasodilator that protects sexual and overall health. Sunlight also benefits the male body by stimulating the production of vitamin D and testosterone in the body.
Most men would be surprised at how much a daily walk can benefit their sexual health. A recent study found that walking two miles per day was more effective at preventing impotence for middle-aged men than other healthy lifestyle changes like weight loss, quitting smoking, and abstaining from alcohol. Walking improves health and sexual ability by increasing the flow of blood through the arteries. It also increases the production of vascular and endothelial nitric oxide. Walking will also increase your body's sensitivity to insulin which will also benefit multiple aspects of your health. These reasons are more than enough for you to add a daily walk to your list of activities. But keep your wits about you. Walking in high-traffic areas can be quite dangerous.
Eat Fruits and Vegetables
Eating adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis is great for your health. And certain fruits and vegetables have proven to be especially helpful at supporting male sexual performance. One vegetable you should eat regularly is spinach. This vegetable provides a good supply of folate and magnesium which both support penile health. You may be surprised to know that eating an apple a day will also improve your sexual health. This is because the peel of the apple is high in ursolic acid. This compound has proven to support a healthy prostate. Carrots, avocados, and chili peppers are other foods that are especially effective at protecting male sexual health.
As men grow older, it is important to take conscious action to protect all aspects of their health. This is not difficult if the right activities are added to your daily regimen. The three tips above are a great place to start.