Just how can I increase my testosterone level? What’re the risks of getting LOW testosterone? Does low “test” mean that I’m going to have a low libido as well? And what are the very best ways to increase my testosterone level, particularly when I’m 40 or above?
The reality is, there are lots of, many articles online (and off) about the problems with having a low level of testosterone for a man… which range from lower libido and overall libido, to depression, emotional irritability, difficulty with focus and concentration and lower “output” levels in a higher range of competitive tasks.
(everything from the natural competitive instinct to succeed at work and relationship, to the most obvious conditions that many athletes and weekend warriors face maintaining 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 can be quite 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 lower levels of energy, to depressed emotional states and sexual apathy as well)
The good news?
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 weight training and supplements… and needless to say, several 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 increase the bodies natural drive to increase growth hormones?
Deep breathing as an example, and many deeply focused meditation techniques have been shown to increase 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 time frame, while looking at oneself in the mirror, has not just been proven to increase 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 because it relates to LEADERSHIP qualities, “alpha male syndrome” and testosterone levels, these same rituals have ALSO been proven to decrease cortisol, or the worries hormones that usually sabotage success, libido and other daily drivers in men and women alike)
The most effective news?
Higher quantities of testosterone are associated with rapid increases in sexual desire, and some argue… sexual stamina and staying power 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 in 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 end up amazed at how fast and markedly your REAL fitness levels will improve. (and simply how much more pleasurable you should have as well!)