The Value of Kegel for Men

83109953Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation are the twin foes of men all over the world. Almost every man has a run into one or other of these problems at some point in his life and we all know how unpleasant they can get. Being in bed with a woman and finding yourself unable to perform is a horrifying experience with lasting negative effects on self-confidence and self-esteem. It only takes one such “accident” to make a man think about ways of making sure that it never happens again.

And this is where the Kegels exercises come in.

Many people wonder just what Kegels exercises are and how it can help prevent or alleviate premature ejaculation. For those who have never heard of them here is the background:

The first known idea of exercising the PC (pubococcygeus) muscle was developed by the Taoist movement in China quite some time ago. One of the features of their spiritual and physical life was to use a lot of exercises which were meant to strengthen various muscles in order to:

  • promote health
  • spiritual development
  • longevity and,
  • better sex.

The exercises targeting the pubococcygeus muscles have been resurrected by Doctor Arnold Kegel and made popular in another age and for different people with other needs. Kegels are actually another way of referring to exercises whose aim is to restore and increase the tone of the pubococcygeus muscle by regular clenching and unclenching.

A strong PC muscle helps men to:

  • maintain control of erections and ejaculations
  • increases the flow of blood to the penis
  • keeps the prostate in check in old age
  • prevents incontinence.

The PC muscle can be identified by anyone by stopping the flow of urine when pissing.

Anybody who has ever tried to keep from urinating knows exactly what muscles to tense in order to close the urethra and keep the bladder from spilling its contents.

Men can usually identify the PC muscle by tensing the muscles in their pelvic floor until they find the one that makes their penis jump. This is best done with an erect penis, because the movement of the penis is easier to observe. Basically, the muscle is located between the scrotum and the anus and it’s the part of the pelvic floor that supports the internal organs. It plays a crucial role in the sex organs of both men and women.

The main benefit men get out of exercising their PC muscle is the vastly increased control over ejaculation. A well-toned PC muscle can stop the flow of urine, but it can also stop the flow of semen. Therefore, exercises help men gain control over the ejaculation, especially to those who suffer from premature ejaculation. The exercises, however, are not a quick fix. It takes a couple of months to see the results, but you can rest assured that you’re doing it for your own good.

*** This article was originally written by me for PenisHealth

The Principles of a Healthy Diet

FoodPyramid3Deciding a healthy diet can be difficult as every single person is different who likes different things. For example, even though a healthy diet may consist of sprouts, there are some people who just cannot stand them so there has to be an alternative. That means that every single person’s diet will be different and what all experts can do is to show us which foods are healthier than others so that we can make our own decision based upon our preferences.

What are the principles of healthy diet?

Knowing what Healthy Food Is and How You Should Eat

When following a healthy eating plan, there are various things which you should keep in mind. Some of these include:

  • Try and Eat a Variety of Different Colored Food. Different food have different nutritional values. One food may be rich in antioxidants, another may be rich in Vitamin C. So, when you go to do your regular weekly grocery shopping, try and see what different colored foods you can pick up.

Down the fruit and vegetable aisle you should see greens, yellows, oranges and reds. You should have as much of a color variety in your trolley as you can. For example, when picking out fruit pick up strawberries, oranges, pineapple, apples, blueberries and bananas and you will notice what a large color selection you actually have. The same goes for vegetables. Basically, more color means that it is better and healthier for you.

  • Eat Foods From All Food Groups. The problem with many diets these days is the fact that they tell you to cut certain foods from certain food groups, out of the diet altogether. This means that you lose important nutrition and you are not eating as healthy as you could be. So, the answer to a healthy diet is to eat a variety of different foods.

Generally, fruit and vegetables should make up the main portion of your diet but you still need carbohydrates such as potatoes, meat or fish and a little bit of fatty foods like flax seed oil which many experts recommend as part of a good fat diet. Overall, a diverse mixture of all food groups is needed for a healthy diet!

  • When You Need to Eat Snack, Do It on Healthy Foods. Just because you want to lose weight, it does not mean that you have to stop eating snacks. In fact, snacking can actually be quite good for you just as long as you are eating the right food.

Generally, when we want to eat snack, we reach for a biscuit or a packet of crisps. However, if you want to eat a healthy snack, then you will have to swap those for nuts, seeds or fruit and vegetables. That way you will get energy, you will also be full until your next meal time and it will be completely healthy.

Overall, your own individual healthy eating plan can only be created by you as you are the only one who knows what you like and what you don’t. However, the tips mentioned above should generally help you to choose the best healthy eating plan for you.

If you are switching to a healthy eating plan, there are clinically proven weight loss products that can help you to cut down your fat intake by blocking up to 28% of your dietary fat intake when taken after food. So eating more healthily doesn’t have to mean depriving yourself of the foods you love, just eating them in moderation and by taking some weight loss products, you can manage your diet more easily. But remember, sensible weight loss is not just about taking a diet pill. You should strive for a well-balanced, long term healthy lifestyle.

*** This article was originally written by me for Proactol