Men’s Health Week

by Lee-Anne Wann on June 14, 2021

Men – Vehicle Service Time! We love you and want you to be around for a long time however sometimes your ‘she’ll be right’ attitude with your health is not always the best to ensure this happens.

Looking at how to boost testosterone levels is a really great place to start particularly with men reaching their mid-forties where their testosterone levels begin to decline.

This can result in:

  • muscle loss
  • blood sugar issues and insulin management
  • altered sex-drive
  • depression
  • increased femininity in physical appearance

Simple & Effective changes we can make to keep these engines purring.

1. Have a solid dose of Vitamin C

This is a very important way to optimise testosterone levels as studies show Vitamin C may be able to regenerate testosterone. It is also a fantastic antioxidant to help with overall health, aids in stress management and is an all-round good guy. Aim for 3-5 grams per day while under stress or after a workout.

Looking at how to boost testosterone levels is a really great place to start particularly with men reaching their mid-forties where their testosterone levels begin to decline. Lee-Anne

2. Get lifting

Weight training is an excellent way to help boost testosterone levels. Consider swapping some cardio or aerobic based exercise sessions for the weights room or try some good old school body weight exercises such as press ups, squats and lunges which are easy and simple to do at home. Don’t forget your recovery though, great sleep, water and good food because without, it will lead to all sorts of problems.

3. Minimise exposure to toxins

As much as possible in particular BPA. This toxic disrupter found mostly in plastics, canned foods, and printer receipts, has been know found to block testosterone production in the testicles and to have potentially "feminising" estrogenic effects. Consider changing your soap, after-shave or toothpaste to chemical free options and avoid foods in plastic wrapping as much as possible.

4. Check your Zinc levels

It is well known that zinc deficiency can lead to testicular suppression, including suppression of testosterone levels. The male prostate has the highest requirement for zinc than any other organ within the body, indicating how important it is to the male reproductive system and hence testosterone levels.

5. Increase healthy, natural fats

Include them into your diet such as olives, avocado, nuts and use these as snacks or additions to your meals. These are very important for a balanced hormonal profile and production of hormones required for optimal testosterone levels, so throw away the chips and dip and try some olives and nuts for a snack.