Low testosterone has become a more common health issue today than in years past. The prevalence has skyrocketed in the last twenty years, along with obesity. Fellows, can you see the connection?
Guy’s, is your low testosterone levels the cause of your obesity?
Or, is it actually a result of your obesity?
The fact of the matter is, the answer to both questions could be a resounding “YES”. Correlation does not always equal causation fellows. The important take away is to do something about the condition, either way low testosterone levels have a negative impact on our lives. Those negative impacts affect more than your prowess in the sexual arena, so get over yourself. Your libido might be the least of your problems if you do not take care to maintain healthy levels of testosterone in your body.
What is Testosterone?
Testosterone is a hormone found in humans, as well as in other animals. In men, the testicles primarily make testosterone. Women’s ovaries also make testosterone, though in much smaller amounts.
The production of testosterone starts to increase significantly during puberty and begins to dip after age 30 or so.
Testosterone is most often associated with sex drive and plays a vital role in sperm production. It also affects bone and muscle mass, the way men store fat in the body, and even red blood cell production.
A man’s testosterone levels can also affect his mood. (1)
Low levels of testosterone, also called low T levels, can produce a variety of symptoms in men, including:
decreased sex drive
feelings of depression
less body hair
Guy’s, as you can see, low testosterone has a negative effect on our overall health. A sedentary lifestyle, sleep deprivation, insulin resistance, and nutrient deficiencies are common causes for low teste levels in men. It is important that we take care of our health, and we can help this through good nutrition and regular exercise. Low testosterone levels is a natural part of aging. But we do not have to just let it plummet because we want to sit on the couch to watch a game while eating chips and drinking beer on a regular basis.
As a male, if you care anything in the world about manliness, there is nothing manly about being lazy and obese. There is nothing at all manly about not caring for your body enough to not properly nourish it through healthy foods and exercise. Trust me, if you are weak and lack stamina, everyone can tell. If bravado is your attitude, you are fooling no one with your charade. Being intellectually honest, we all know at least a few, or a good many who fit this profile. When you sit on your butt all the time eating cream puffs, a cream puff you become.
Do not waste your money on Testosterone Boosters
Today, we can find a huge plethora of testosterone boosters online, or at any retail outlets that sells nutritional supplements. If you have low teste, you need to consult your physician instead of trying to treat it yourself with supplements. Your physician can order blood labs to see if you actually need hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or not. The truth is, most of you can raise your levels with good nutrition and exercise instead of getting expensive, regular treatments.
Testosterone “boosting” supplements don’t contain actual testosterone or other hormones. Instead, they contain herbs and other substances that are supposed to increase your natural production of testosterone.
But the evidence that these products are effective is extremely limited. Just because you might experience an increase in your libido, it does not mean that you actually increased your testosterone level. Over the counter testosterone boosting products make extraordinary promises to restore your muscle mass, sexual function, and overall vitality. But proceed with caution if you’re thinking of using one. Most of the ingredients don’t actually increase testosterone levels, and some carry serious health risks.
If you are going to do anything at all that can affect your testosterone, do not be a fool and think you can do it on your own. Always consult with your physician and only do what they prescribe for you.
Weight loss and regular exercise will increase your testosterone!
You might want a quick and simple fix to your testosterone levels, but what you need is a change of lifestyle. Good nutrition and exercise are what you need my friends. Creams, pills, and injections might do the trick for you, but so will moving your butt and good food choices. There is no quick fix, but there is a slow fix. The fix involves adjusting your diet to take in fewer calories and ramp up your exercise to burn off more calories. It’s the manly thing to do, and the time to start is now.