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As mentioned earlier i will put up a post on ways to increase your testosterone levels. Guys, take note!
If you're overweight, shedding the excess pounds may increase your testosterone levels, overweight men are more likely to have low testosterone levels to begin with, so this is an important trick to increase your body's testosterone production when you need it most. If you are serious about losing weight, you have got to strictly limit the amount of processed sugar in your diet, as evidence is mounting that excess sugar, and fructose in particular, is the primary driving factor in the obesity epidemic. As you cut these dietary troublemakers from your meals, you need to replace them with healthy substitutes like vegetables and healthy fats.
High-Intensity Exercise like Peak Fitness
Both intermittent fasting and short intense exercise have been shown to boost testosterone. That's unlike aerobics or prolonged moderate exercise, which have shown to have negative or no effect on testosterone levels.Intermittent fasting boosts testosterone by increasing the expression of satiety hormones including insulin, increase libido and prevent age-related testosterone decline.Having a whey protein meal after exercise can further enhance the satiety/testosterone-boosting impact.
- Warm up for three minutes
- Exercise as hard and fast as you can for 30 seconds. You should feel like you couldn't possibly go on another few seconds
- Recover at a slow to moderate pace for 90 seconds
- Repeat the high intensity exercise and recovery 7 more times
Consume Plenty of Zinc
The mineral zinc is important for testosterone production, and supplementing your diet for as little as six weeks has been shown to cause a marked improvement in testosterone among men with low levels. You may further deplete the nutrients in your food by the way you prepare it. For most food, cooking it will drastically reduce its levels of nutrients like zinc … particularly over-cooking, which many people do.
In addition to Peak Fitness, strength training is also known to boost testosterone levels, provided you are doing so intensely enough. When strength training to boost testosterone, you'll want to increase the weight and lower your number of reps, and then focus on exercises that work a large number of muscles.
Optimize Your Vitamin D Levels
Vitamin D, a steroid hormone, is essential for the healthy development of the nucleus of the sperm cell, and helps maintain semen quality and sperm count. Vitamin D also increases levels of testosterone, which may boost libido.
Be active and engage in acivities after work, or during your off days to spend time with your loved ones. Being too engaged with stress has proven to lower the level of testorsterone and libido.
Limit or Eliminate Sugar from Your Diet
Testosterone levels decrease after you eat sugar, which is likely because the sugar leads to a high insulin level, another factor leading to low testosterone.