As you enter your early adolescent years, your testosterone levels will go crazy - you break out, your voice deepens and your sex drive spikes. But once you enter your thirties, your body will start to experience a decline in testosterone levels. That's why as you leave your twenties, it's important to take preventative measures to avoiding crashing hormone levels.
If you think the decline is inevitable, think again. Check out what you can do to keep your sex drive up and your physique in shape.
As you get older, it's natural to feel sluggish. But a good night's sleep is imperative. For older men, sleep deprivation can lead to lowering testosterone levels. Seven to eight hours sleep a night is the recommended amount but even if you're getting good shuteye, it doesn't necessarily mean you'll wake up refreshed. If you do feel tired after consistently resting well, head to your GP who can advise you to get tested for sleep apnea - a common condition that results in interrupted sleep.
Staying Sexually Active
Ejaculating actually has incredible benefits. Firstly, studies have shown sex can combat the number one killer of men. Other studies have also shown that ejaculating 21 times a month can lower your risk of prostate cancer. But sexual activity can also improve testosterone levels to cap it all off. While lowering hormone levels as you get older are responsible for a decrease in libido, remaining active whether it be through sex or masturbation will help: research shows that men who went to strip clubs saw an increase in testosterone of over 30 per cent.
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Fitness isn't just a testosterone booster in younger males, but also a preventative step to minimising the decline in the hormone. Obesity is a major contributor to declining hormones. Reports show that overweight individuals are 40 per cent more likely to have below average testosterone levels. Resulting diabetes from poor physical condition also contributes to lowering levels of the hormone.
When you're no longer youthful and your body becomes more fragile, you become more reliant on supplements to meet your daily mineral and vitamin intake. Vitamins A to E will all help increase testosterone levels while magnesium, calcium, selenium and zinc are pivotal in helping your body produce testosterone.
Long-term stress can elevate the levels of the hormone cortisol. And unfortunately, studies have shown that an increasing cortisol levels will decrease testosterone levels. As old age dawns upon you and bills pile up, stay calm for the sake of your libido.