BLOKES who take small steps are much more likely to be impotent, research reveals.
Scientists found fellas with a short stride are 40 per cent more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction. Researchers think weak pelvic muscles may be to blame.
A new study found that blokes who take smaller strides are 40 per cent more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction[/caption]
Not only do they help a man keep a stiffie by controlling blood flow, they are also involved in leg movements.
Japanese experts said exercising these muscles may not only help fellas put more of a spring back into their step, but boost their erections as well.
Lead researcher Dr Shingo Hatakeyama, from Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, said: “Muscle strength and flexibility of the pelvis and legs are key factors for erectile dysfunction.
“We found that men who have shorter steps and lift their foot less are 40 per cent more likely to have erectile dysfunction.
“We believe that both erectile dysfunction and small steps can be caused by weak pelvic muscles.”
Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is the inability to get and maintain a stiffie.
Around five million Brits – 40 per cent of older blokes – are affected by the condition.
Causes can be psychological or physical, from stress and depression to conditions which affect blood flow, including heart disease and diabetes.
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Drugs like Viagra have revolutionised the treatment, but they can have side effects. And they do not work for all men, and are unsuitable for men with unstable angina.
The study, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, examined the relationship between gait and erectile dysfunction in 324 men.
Scientists tested the length of each participant’s step and the height of their foot while walking.
Results show men with the smallest strides and the shortest lift off the ground were 40 per cent more likely to struggle with impotence.
Experts think weakness in pelvic muscles is to blame and suggested regular exercises could help boost sexual performance in fellas.
Commenting on the study, Professor Raj Persad, consultant urologist with Bristol Urology Associates, said: “Erectile function is determined by many things, including healthy blood supply and nerves, sex drive and libido, and psychological factors.
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“Stride may correlate with strength and libido and hence testosterone which drives sexual function.
“Maybe a longer stride correlates with better blood vessel functioning or more confidence about sexual prowess.
“Exercise is very much better for sexual functioning than a sedentary life but this also could correlate with stride length.”
Professor Raj Persad says that stride ‘correlates with better blood vessel functioning or more confidence about sexual prowess’[/caption]
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