You might be asking why you’d even need to increase your testosterone, right? As a male, shouldn’t it be a given that you’re already absolutely brimming with it? Thing is, testosterone is a vital male hormone that provides many benefits, and it isn’t uncommon for a guy to suffer from having low testosterone levels.
Some of the benefits include helping with muscle mass, bone density and skin issues, hair loss, heart health, behavioral traits and your libido. Keep in mind that you should talk to your doctor before making any major changes in your life that might affect your health.
Thankfully, the tips below are natural and safe as long as you don’t overdo it.
Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is always important. If you aren’t getting enough sleep, your body isn’t going to be as well-geared of a machine as it should be. You’ll be too tired to function at your best and a lack of sleep can come with a myriad of serious health problems.
Make getting enough sleep each night a priority and try to rid yourself of any late-night hobbies that might interfere with that.
Don’t Train Too Hard
While it’s good to exercise, don’t overdo it. You might be tempted to train really hard daily in an attempt to get optimum and quick results, but you can easily damage your body in the process. Keep things in moderation and be sure to give yourself at least two days to fully rest each week.
You might need even more days off depending on how intensive your training is.
Exercise Like You Mean It
Speaking of exercise… if you aren’t getting enough of it, you need to make it a priority. Not only does it help produce more testosterone, it also helps decrease body fat while increasing muscle mass. Sounds like a win-win to me! Except for the having to exercise part.
Aim for exercises that involve working your large muscle groups that involve a higher volume.
First of all, get it out of your head that a few supplements can make up for not eating a balanced diet. It doesn’t work that way. However, there are a few supplements that can help aid in reaching optimum testosterone levels. Those include Vitamin D3, caffeine in moderation, protein and Omega-3 fish oils.
Eat a Good Diet
There is nothing better that you can do for your body than being careful about what you feed it. Feed your body testosterone increasing foods such as meat, nuts, leafy greens, olive oil, broccoli, olives and avocados. Yep, that means salads that include protein can be a big win!
Ironically, including cholesterol can also be beneficial in increasing testosterone, but like everything in life – try to keep things in moderation.
Manage Your Stress
It is amazing what stress can do to your body. One of those things is having your body produce cortisol as a fight or flight response, but the production of too much cortisol can lead to lowered testosterone. When you’re feeling stressed, the obvious solution is to try removing that stress from your life – but if that isn’t an option, there are other methods you can try.
Those include things like going out for walks when you’re feeling stressed, meditation, deep breathing exercises and trying to be more resilient when facing something stressful.