How can I increase my testosterone level? What are the risks of having LOW testosterone? Does low “test” imply that I’m going to have a low sexual drive as well? And what’re the best ways to boost my testosterone level, particularly when I’m 40 or above?
The simple truth is, there are lots of, many articles online (and off) about the problems with having a low degree of testosterone for a man… including lower libido and overall sexual drive, to depression, emotional irritability, difficulty with focus and concentration and lower “output” levels in a higher array of competitive tasks.
(everything from the natural competitive instinct to succeed at the office and relationship, to the most obvious issues that many athletes and weekend warriors face keeping up at the gym, the ballpark and beyond)
The BAD news?
Testosterone levels unfortunately decrease with age, especially in sedentary men. (e.g. – when you have a desk job, or a non active lifestyle that suppresses your bodies natural inclination to make higher degree of test)
After the age of 27, testosterone levels start to trail off in men… and with each successive year, there could be a marked downward spiral in the amount of natural “healthy” growth hormone in many men, to and through middle and later age. (after 50 – these drops CAN become problematic, and can result in anything from Erectile Dysfunction, to reduce levels of energy, to depressed emotional states and sexual apathy as well)
Testosterone levels can be easily increased in a totally natural way – and many of the extremely BEST solutions and strategies can be “stacked” for exponentially improved results. (e.g. – combining diet and resistance training and supplements… and needless to say, several other exotic esoteric strategies as well can be mixed in for even BETTER results)
Some examples of some little known and even unusual ways to boost the bodies natural drive to boost growth hormones?
Deep breathing as an example, and many deeply focused meditation techniques have been shown to boost testosterone levels.
So too has POWER posing… especially with the belly sucked in, the chest stuck out and the hands added to the hips.
Believe it or not… “fake smiling” for a fixed period of time, while taking a look at oneself in the mirror, has not merely been proven to boost testosterone, it’s been demonstrated to DECREASE cortisol as well. Testogen (the stress hormone that may cause negative physiological side effects)
(don’t laugh, not merely have University level studies been done with this phenomena since it relates to LEADERSHIP qualities, “alpha male syndrome” and testosterone levels, these same rituals have ALSO been shown to decrease cortisol, or the strain hormones that often sabotage success, sexual drive and other daily drivers in men and women alike)
The best news?
Higher degrees of testosterone are connected with rapid increases in sexual desire, and some argue… sexual stamina and endurance as well.
Simple dietary and lifestyle changes, including a diet that is HIGHER in healthy fats, lean protein and LOWER in alcohol and bad fats, and radically reducing your carbohydrate levels, might have a dramatic effect on your “good” hormone levels, in 21-30 days.
Add exercise, (including MORE intercourse as a form of exercise) and stress reduction techniques like meditation, relaxation and focused attention for lower cortisol levels, and you will be amazed at how quickly and markedly your REAL fitness levels will improve. (and simply how much more enjoyable you will have as well!)