Keep Your Weight Under Control
Excessive body weight is closely correlated with erectile dysfunction. In fact, a study from 2021 shows that men with a BMI of 25-30 (considered “overweight” by the NHI) have a 1.5x greater risk for erectile dysfunction.
Increase your BMI into the 30+ range and your risk of sexual dysfunction becomes three times higher than it would be for a man with a healthy body weight.
Simply put, being overweight or obese can have a serious negative impact on your erections. In fact, obesity is even more closely correlated with ED than aging. For optimal erection quality, it’s best to maintain a healthy, normal body weight through responsible dieting and exercise.