NATURAL TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
You don’t have to resort to taking synthetic hormonal tablets or injections if you want to go in for testosterone replacement therapy. You can boost your hormone levels by yourself, using other safer methods. There are simpler ways to go about it naturally and here are a few examples:
Get rid of belly fat as that’s where testosterone and androstenedione get converted into estradiol. This means the more belly fat you have, the lower your testosterone levels.
Chronic stress results in raised levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. In a cyclic reaction, the cortisol depletes the DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) necessary for producing testosterone, hence resulting in lower levels of testosterone. Taming stress thus becomes essential in maintaining normal testosterone levels. Try yoga, meditation, tai chi, dance or progressive relaxation for reducing stress levels.
The best exercise to raise or restore testosterone levels are quick cardiovascular activities and HIIT (high intensity interval training). A mere 20 minutes of indulging in varied activities like running, jumping, cycling and aerobics are a great way to restore testosterone levels naturally.
Though it’s hard to believe, sufficient sleep is also important for replenishing your testosterone levels. A slide in testosterone levels as you grow older is normal since the elderly naturally sleep for fewer hours. Boost your testosterone levels by sleeping about 8 hours daily.
Your choice of food and beverages have a strong impact on your health. This is especially significant for animal products which come laced with an assortment of steroids, antibiotics, pesticides and hormones. Processed foods and sugars are also known to result in drops in free testosterone levels. Cruciferous veggies like cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli contain phytonutrients like indole-3-carbinol and diindolylmethane, both of which control levels of estradiol, a hormone that can result in a decline in testosterone levels.
Regular sexual activities can also boost your testosterone levels. It was also revealed that sometimes just observing sexual activities also tended to increase testosterone levels.