Dr. Engel Completes His First Half IronMan Triathlon

DC Urologist Dr. Jason Engel completes an Iron Man race with his son Josh 2021

I am thrilled to announce that I have completed my first Half IronMan Triathlon. It has always been a dream of mine to train and compete in such a high-level athletic pursuit. It was even more exciting and enjoyable to have done it with my son. And, while I am proud of my achievement, it also represents advice that I would like to give all my urologic patience.

Just because we are getting older, does not mean we should set exercise aside and become sedentary. In fact, it only leads to worsened outcomes in urologic and general health. In fact, many of the urologic diseases that we suffer from in our middle age and later come from a lack of blood flow throughout the body. Many cases of erectile dysfunction or impotence also revolve around blood flow.

As such, I hope that all of you will join me in re-starting an exercise program in your life, not only to ward off common preventable diseases, but more generally to make your life more enjoyable and productive. Here’s to the rest of 2021 enjoying better health.

~Dr. Jason Engel