Testosterone literally expands into everyday health and wellbeing for everyone, everywhere, in all walks of life. CEO’s, athletes, managers, performers, and moms, can benefit from the amazing health benefits of testosterone.
What is testosterone?
Known as a “male” hormone, or androgen, it is made in small amounts by a woman’s adrenal glands and ovaries. A woman’s testosterone is highest around age 20 and slowly declines until it is half as high in her 40s.
Known as the personality hormone, it gives us motivation, assertiveness, a sense of power, feeling of well being and enhanced sex drive. When we have an adequate levels we are able to take risks and live our lives with zest.
Testosterone conveys powerful anti-aging effects. It turns fat into muscle, keeps skin supple, increases bone mineral density, gives us a positive mood, and boosts our ability to handle stress. It supports cognitive functioning, and keeps the liver and blood vessels clean.
Low levels have been associated with heart attack, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, and depression. If you are freezing cold all the time and your thyroid levels are adequate, you may be low on testosterone. A little testosterone can go a long way in improving looks, figure, energy level, outlook on life, enjoyment of living, sex appeal and sexual fulfillment.
Sounds like we all want testosterone, but not necessarily want to be able to grow a mustache right? Well, we know of some things you can eat, take, and do everyday, that can give you a boost naturally without having to take synthetic hormones.
3 ways to boost testosterone
Foods that can have a positive role in optimizing your levels:
Flaxseeds, Pumpkin seeds, Walnuts, cruciferous vegetables – Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kale,
Supplements (including herbs, vitamins, amino acids) that can have a positive role in optimizing your levels:
Garlic, Maca (make sure it is roasted or gelatinized – not raw) Muira Puama, Fo Ti – (He Shou Wu), B Complex, Zinc, L-Arginine, Acetyl-l-carnitine, Fish oil/Omega 3, Indol-3-carbinol (extract of cruciferous vegetables)
“Power posing” – standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident, can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. Holding one’s body in expansive, “high-power” poses for as little as two minutes stimulates 20% higher levels of testosterone, and 25% lower levels of cortisol. The most common example of this is the “V for Victory Pose”. This is great news for our nations skyrocketing cortisol levels!
Send us a picture of you in “V for Victory Pose” and we may add it to this post or to our other social media sites such as FaceBook and Tumblr. Like this one from Realtor Christina Pitchford from Sarasota FL
Or Roger Kuhn – San Francisco Yoga Instructor
And our own sweet Lauren
Feature photo credit and reference: Vibrant Wellness Seattle
Barbara L. Minton for naturalnews.com/022900_testosterone_estrogen_women.html
Amy Cuddy: hbswk.hbs.edu/item/6461.html and ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are.html