10 Common Things That Kill Testosterone Levels
Testosterone is a hormone in the male body that plays a major role in regulating a variety of sexual and physical characteristics, such as muscle mass and density, bone density, body fat distribution, libido, and energy levels. It is therefore not surprising that the way we live our lives – our lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise – can have a major influence on testosterone levels.
It is important for men to maintain a balanced testosterone level because if not it can result in an array of issues. Low testosterone levels can cause a variety of symptoms and conditions, including fatigue, decreased muscle mass, increased body fat, decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, low sperm count, depression, and osteoporosis.
In this video, we dive into the top 10 common things that negatively affect testosterone levels.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ensure that your testosterone levels are in a healthy range.
Exercise Regularly: Exercise is one of the best ways to naturally boost your testosterone levels. Aim for about 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week.
Get Enough Sleep: Sleep deprivation can decrease testosterone levels. Aim for 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night.
Reduce Stress: Prolonged stress can have negative effects on your testosterone levels. Try to manage stress levels through meditation, yoga, deep breathing, and other relaxation techniques.
Lose Excess Weight: Being overweight can cause your body to produce excess estrogen, which can decrease testosterone levels.
Consult a Functional Medicine Doctor: If you have concerns about your testosterone levels, it’s important to talk to a doctor. They may be able to recommend natural therapies or specific protocols.
Remember that your lifestyle choices can have a major impact on your testosterone levels. Make sure to take the necessary steps to keep your testosterone levels healthy and enjoy the full range of benefits that come along with it.
If you are concerned about your testosterone levels, book a consultation with us so we can investigate why and then work to get your levels to a healthy range.