Sunday, 12 May 2013

Men's Sexual Health - Testosterone


As this is such a vital subject for health, happiness and life fulfillment, I have added a few extra pointers on this phenomenon.
Whatever you do, always exercise caution if you decide to supplement your hormone levels. Before you ever begin hormone supplementation, be sure to have your hormone levels tested by your physician.
From our thirtieth birthday, men's testosterone level begins a slow, barely noticeable descent. By the time 40 rolls around, our testosterone level is dropping by about 1.0% to 1.2% a year (Climacteric 2002 Mar;5(1):15-25).
Men lose between 12 and 20 pounds of lean muscle between the ages of 40 and 70. As we age, and our testosterone levels decrease, we also lose almost 15 percent of our bone mass and can lose up to two inches in height.
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One cross sectional study confirmed that a decline in testosterone as men age contributes to an increase in total body fat and the latest research also re-affirms that the fat we accumulate around the middle is the result of drooping testosterone levels, not due to bad eating habits or a lack of exercise.
Another study, conducted at the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Molecular Medicine at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science showed results again connecting testosterone levels to both muscle building and fat busting.
Human growth hormone (HGH), which causes your body's glands to produce more of the Hormones (including testosterone) that reverse the aging process is at the forefront of prescription drugs for increasing muscle mass and turning back the clock.
However instead of spending an arm and a leg you can get HGH for free. Strength training increases HGH production more than any other type of exercise.
• When it comes to strength training it's a good idea to always have at least one rest day between strength-building sessions to give your body an opportunity to recover. In order to get stronger faster, you need to use lighter weights. The trick is to move your weight slowly and smoothly. Smaller weights are also safer and less likely to injure your joints and tear your tendons.
• The longer, smoother, slower movements made with lower weights not only build muscle faster but also build it without making you sore and stiff.
• Drink plenty of water before and during a workout.
• Don't jerk; lift and lower your weights in a long, slow, smooth motion.
• Rest only about one to two minutes between sets, no more. Experts say that muscles recover about 80 percent of their energy within 60 seconds and almost all of their energy within two minutes.
• Building up your testosterone levels is just one of many things strength building does for you. It also supports the skeletal structure, reduces the risk of adult-onset diabetes, lowers resting blood pressure, lose weight faster.
• Even a low level of exercise maintains muscle mass and increases fat free mass.
• Strength training increases stamina and balance also.
If your testosterone levels have dropped, you might also want to consider supplementing with zinc. Zinc is particularly important for men, not only because it promotes tissue repair, healing, and growth but also because it is required for the production of testosterone. There are many alternative supplements on the market which complement exercise of course.

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