How do I increase my testosterone level? What are the risks of having LOW testosterone? Does low “test” show that I’m going to have a low sexual drive as well? And what’re the very best ways to increase my testosterone level, particularly if I’m 40 or above?
The fact remains, there are numerous, many articles online (and off) about the problems with having a low degree of testosterone for a man… which range from lower libido and overall sexual drive, to depression, emotional irritability, difficulty with focus and concentration and lower “output” levels in a high selection of competitive tasks.
(everything from the natural competitive instinct to succeed at work and relationship, to well-known 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. – when you have a desk job, or even a non active lifestyle that suppresses your bodies natural inclination to produce higher degree of test)
After the age of 27, testosterone levels begin to trail off in men… and with each successive year, there can be a marked downward spiral in the 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 lead to anything from Erectile Dysfunction, to lower energy levels, to depressed emotional states and sexual apathy as well)
The good news?
Testosterone levels may be easily increased in an entirely natural way – and many of the very BEST solutions and strategies may be “stacked” for exponentially improved results. (e.g. – combining diet and strength training and supplements… and needless to say, some other exotic esoteric strategies as well may be mixed in for even BETTER results)
Some examples of some little known and even unusual ways to increase the bodies natural drive to increase growth hormones?
Deep breathing for instance, and many deeply focused meditation techniques have already 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 period, while looking at oneself in the mirror, has not only 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 only have University level studies been done with this phenomena because it pertains to LEADERSHIP qualities, “alpha male syndrome” and testosterone levels, these same rituals have ALSO been demonstrated to decrease cortisol, or the worries hormones that usually sabotage success, sexual drive and other daily drivers in men and women alike)
The most effective news?
Higher degrees of testosterone are connected 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 is HIGHER in healthy fats, lean protein and LOWER in alcohol and bad fats, and radically reducing your carbohydrate levels, can have a remarkable effect in your “good” hormone levels, in 21-30 days.
Add exercise, (including MORE intercourse as a questionnaire of exercise) and stress reduction techniques like meditation, relaxation and focused attention for lower cortisol levels, and you will end up amazed at how quickly and markedly your REAL fitness levels will improve. (and how much more pleasurable you should have to boot!)