Exercise More, Eat Healthier
A recent study from Singapore found that when obese men lose weight, they experience improved testosterone levels and erectile ability. Just a 5 percent weight loss was shown to have positive effects on a man's sexual health — another reason to hit the gym!
Regular ejaculation can help reduce a man's risk of prostate cancer, presumably because it helps to release potential cancer-causing cells. So make regular ejaculation part of your routine, whether through masturbation or sex.
Drink Alcohol in Moderation
Think all alcohol is bad for your sexual health? Not necessarily. An Australian study found that men who enjoy moderate amounts of alcohol have enhanced sexual performance when compared with teetotalers or those who rarely drink. However, the study cautions that moderation is key: Binge drinking can negatively affect your ability to achieve and maintain erections (not to mention, it's not good for your body or your relationship!).
Decrease Intake of Soy
Eating a plant-based diet can have wonderful benefits for your health, but it's important not to limit yourself to an all-soy diet. Soy has been shown to negatively interfere with hormones in men, and one Harvard study shows that men who eat a diet high in soy have lower sperm counts than men who do not. You don't have to give it up altogether, but enjoy soy sparingly.
Enjoy the Perks of Your Daily Coffee
A recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that men who drink coffee (including decaffeinated versions) have a lower risk of prostate cancer than men who don't drink coffee. The study followed almost 48,000 male health professionals for nearly 12 years and came to the conclusion that the regular coffee drinkers had less risk of prostate cancer, especially when it came to the most deadly forms of the disease.
Do Your Kegels
Kegel exercises aren't just for women! Men can also exercises their Kegels — do so by isolating the muscle that you use to stop and start urine flow. It can help you to improve your erectile function and sexual pleasure, and it can also help to prevent urinary incontinence issues down the road.
Work In Walnuts
A recent study from the University of California Los Angeles School of Nursing found that young men who ate about two handfuls of walnuts a day experienced an increase in sperm motility and vitality. Although it was a small study, researchers hope that further analysis in the field can better prove the link between walnuts and sperm improvement.