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Can Working Out Help Your T Levels?

October 31st, 2014

Healthy exercise is just one of the factors than can help improve testosterone levels.

Low testosterone is a problem for millions of men. Testosterone is the most important male hormone, so naturally declining testosterone production can have a serious impact on a man’s physical and mental well-being. Fortunately, there are ways for men to regain their youthful physique, sex-drive, and self-confidence. Exercise is a good place to start, as healthy activity should play a role in any testosterone treatment program.

Reduce Estrogen Conversion

The number one way that working out helps improve testosterone levels is by enabling you to lose weight. Belly fat in particular must be lost to boost testosterone. Otherwise, belly fat will contribute to the production of aromatase, an enzyme that converts testosterone into estrogen. Aromatase can steal both your natural testosterone and any testosterone delivered by hormone therapy.

Boost Circulating Testosterone

Research has shown that exercise, and particularly resistance training, can have a direct impact on increasing circulating levels of testosterone in the body. This means more of that good manly hormone is reaching the cells to that need it to fight low T symptoms.

Beware of Overdoing It

When you first begin an exercise program, it can be tempting to really push yourself to the limit in an attempt to get fast results. However, be aware that this attitude can actually make low T symptoms worse. Over-exercising can stress the body to the point where cortisol production may spike. This stress hormone is extremely damaging to the body and can worsen symptoms like fatigue, hair loss, and low sex drive. For best results, plan your exercise routine with a personal trainer and be sure to eat healthy foods to help avoid stressing the body.

Get Plenty of Rest

Once you get into a healthy exercise routine, you may find yourself enjoying better sleep patterns. This can present a huge benefit, as research has shown that a lack of sleep is bad for T levels. In one study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers found that poor sleep quality could begin affecting testosterone levels after just one week, leading to as much as a 15 percent decline in testosterone.

When More Help Is Needed

For many men, exercise alone will not be sufficient to raise low T to a healthy level. Fortunately, men can receive that extra boost they need with safe and effective testosterone replacement therapy from Renew Man™.


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