Brazil's soccer players Julio Cesar (L) and Adriano shave their beards during a promotional event in Rio de Janeiro August 31, 2009. Reuters/Bruno Domingos

In a confirmation of recent studies on the importance of ejaculation to lower risk of prostate cancer, a list of 10 things that men should do daily includes orgasm.

Compiled by The Telegraph, the list acknowledges that “no mortal man has the energy for actual sex every day,” but emphasises the value of frequent ejaculation. It cites the 2015 American Urological Association’s 18-year study that having orgasms at least 21 times a month lowered risk of developing prostate cancer to 20 percent.

The list also recommends pelvic floor exercises which, contrary to popular belief, are just for women. By training the muscles around the penis, 40 percent of men who could not rise to the occasion regained their erectile function within three to six months by performing the floor exercises under a study done by Bristol researchers.

Linked to lowering libido, a 2008 study by the National Institute of Health recommended cold showers to prevent depression.

The value of proper eating is included as the list advices men to eat protein for breakfast such as eggs, yoghurt, milk and pistachio nuts. The recommendatiton of Donald Layman, professor emeritus of nutrition at the University of Illinois, is 30 grammes of protein for breakfast.

Grooming is covered by the list also. Wearing something red makes men attractive to women, says a 2010 study by British, German, Chinese and American scientists. The colour red is a marker of status, boosts testosterone and symbolises male dominance in many animal species.

Besides wearing something red, the list advices men to trim, not shave their beard. The basis of that recommendation is a study by University of New South Wales scientists that women are attracted to facial hair, with men sporting heavy stubble considered as most attractive.

Interestingly, the list recommends playing computer games, based on a US study by neurologist Dr Richard Haier done in the 1990s. The research recorded that the cerebral cortex of first-time players of Tetris thickened. That explanation is that new tasks and sensory input activates neural circuits and boosts overall brain health.

Playing computer games could perhaps be included in the recommendation to take a lot of breaks, based on a study by University of Illinois researcher Dr Alejandro Lleras. The study discovered that members of a group which took shorter breaks performed better after performing a task for over one hour.

But it should not be all break either. When at home, men should share in doing some household chores. It not only helps keep relationship between husband and wife well but also helps in the psychological well-being of the children. The basis of that is a 2014 research that says to encourage daughters to become successful and pursue non-traditional career, helping with the housework has a strong influence compared to verbal messages about gender equality.

Finally, the list suggests shaking hands because doing so, according to a 2012 study by the University of Illinois, activates the brain’s nucleus accumbens which plays a role in excitement and pleasurable emotions.