If you've got even a few of these Low T symptoms, watch this video and get better informed.
First, I think Dr. Krupta here deserves a little back-slapping. He's a chiropractor for christ's sake. My doc has no where near the understanding of the testosterone system as this guy.
I'm not going to advise you to throw your parents in the street to reduce your stress load. But there are some things you can do.
The problem with stress is that it's components build on themselves, magnifying your stress and fueling even more stress.
A diet of highly refined carbohydrates (you know, all the stuff that comes pre-packaged in boxes and bags) will, over time, increase your resistance to insulin.
When you are insulin resistant, your cells do not respond to a normal secretion of insulin from your pancreas so it has to work harder and make more insulin than normal to move blood glucose (sugar) out of your bloodstream and into cells and tissues.
Overproduction of insulin (hyperinsulinemia) can aggravate or trigger other health problems including infertility, weight gain, bloating, poor lipid profiles, and hormonal imbalances. None of this is good.
Read more about insulin resistance here.
You can do something about insulin resistance by simply improving your diet.
Again, I know it's not easy but it is simple. Simple is good. Understand that improving your insulin resistance is completely under your control. That's powerful stuff.
Don't make this too complicated. Don't believe the zealot's hype. Stuff like:
On and on, everyone has a solution. They're usually selling it.
Sarcopenia or muscle wasting is your enemy. After about age 35, you will begin losing muscle mass unless you are actively doing something to build it.
While all great exercises, they do nothing for building muscle mass. And increased muscle mass will both combat sarcopenia (which is the root cause of aging) and increase your testosterone levels naturally.
If it's not obvious, the reason compound exercises are superior for testosterone production is that they are the movements that provide for increased intensity. So point 1 and 2 from above work together.
You're not going to boost testosterone doing curls or working on the ab machines. Got it?
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Mark aka The Old Spartan and Over-50 Fitness Savior is a 61 year old coffee guzzling father of five wandering the outdoors around Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mark helps Men Over 50 get lean, healthy and strong so they can be cool dads and grand dads using his signature Spartan Method system.