How do I increase my testosterone level? What’re the risks of experiencing LOW testosterone? Does low “test” mean that I’m going to have a low sex drive as well? And what are the best ways to boost my testosterone level, especially when I’m 40 or above?
The simple truth is, there are numerous, many articles online (and off) about the problems with having a low level of testosterone for a man… including lower libido and overall sex drive, to depression, emotional irritability, difficulty with focus and concentration and lower “output” levels in a higher selection of competitive tasks.
(everything from the natural competitive instinct to succeed at work and relationship, to the most obvious issues that many athletes and weekend warriors face staying in touch at the gym, the ballpark and beyond)
The BAD news?
Testosterone levels unfortunately drop with age, especially in sedentary men. (e.g. – if you have a desk job, or even a non active lifestyle that suppresses your bodies natural inclination to make higher level of test)
After age 27, testosterone levels begin to trail off in men… and with each successive year, there could be a marked downward spiral in the total amount of natural “healthy” growth hormone in most men, to and through middle and later age. (after 50 – these drops CAN become problematic, and can result in anything from Erectile Dysfunction, to lessen energy levels, to depressed emotional states and sexual apathy as well)
The good thing?
Testosterone levels can be easily increased in an entirely natural way – and many of the extremely BEST solutions and strategies can be “stacked” for exponentially improved results. (e.g. – combining diet and strength training and supplements… and obviously, various other exotic esoteric strategies as well can be mixed in for even BETTER results)
Some types 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 positioned on the hips.
Believe it or not… “fake smiling” for a fixed time frame, while looking at oneself in the mirror, has not just been proven to boost testosterone, it’s also been demonstrated to DECREASE cortisol as well. Testogen (the stress hormone that may cause negative physiological side effects)
(don’t laugh, not just 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 demonstrated to decrease cortisol, or the strain hormones that usually sabotage success, sex drive and other daily drivers in men and women alike)
The best news?
Higher degrees of testosterone are related to rapid increases in sexual desire, and some argue… sexual stamina and stamina as well.
Simple dietary and lifestyle changes, including a diet that’s 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 own “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 pleasurable you should have to boot!)