Low testosterone robs a man of something. It robs him of that natural ability to lunge at what he really wants. Think about when you were a tyke and you had an unstoppable energy and drive.
A drive that kept you flying by the seat of your pants, rushing into any new opportunity there was to meet a girl, take a trip, go out to a club, go to the gym, or hit the basketball court.
This is what you’re missing when you have low testosterone. When your testosterone is low, it can lead to problems such as:
- decreased muscle mass
- low sex drive
- hair loss
- decreased bone density
- lack of energy and necessary aggression (standing up for yourself)
- depressed mood
- difficulty concentrating
- moodiness and irritability
Thus, as you age, your testosterone levels will naturally decrease, but that doesn’t mean you should give up. You CAN maintain good testosterone throughout your life as you age, it just requires a little work and adjustment.
What Is The Main Cause Of Low Testosterone?
Healthline.com describes the cause of testosterone be:
“Types of testicle damage that can lead to primary hypogonadism include: Physical injury to the testicles: Injury must occur to both testicles to affect testosterone levels. Mumps orchitis: A mumps infection can injure testicles. Cancer treatment: Chemotherapy or radiation can damage testicles.”
Now that would be a more technical commentary than the examples I gave above. But the point is, low testosterone can be brought on by things internal, external, physical and mental.
Style O.G. to the rescue….
Check out this video by one of my favorite YouTube influencers, The Style O.G.
Here he discusses the 8 Bad Habits That Can Lower Your Testosterone.
A lack of sleep
It seems like people’s sleeping habits as a whole are suffering more with the smart phone addictions, socially influenced anxiety and different new forms of drug abuse.
A lack of sleep can effect testosterone levels due to an increase of cortisol levels, lack of focus and long lasting exhaustion.
Stress is a hard thing to avoid these days. With smart phones on our night stands and smart tv’s in every room, it’s hard to get away from triggers that will cause stress.
But you don’t stand a chance.
You’re absorbing the world’s problems through the news, along with trying to manage your own life problems, right?
This one hurts because processed foods are SO good going down.
However, think about how you feel later….or in some cases, right after.
Processed foods (pizza, pastries, lunch meat, cold cuts, ice cream and just about anything you can get out of the frozen food section) rob your body of its natural state, while leaving poison behind.
If you don’t believe me, just try watering a plant with soda for a month and watch what happens.
Subsequently, I could go on but I’d rather you hear it from the man himself. Check out The Style O.G.
Lastly on Low Testosterone
So in conclusion, as useful as this information is, it means nothing if you don’t take heed and put correction to whatever you need to change the cycle.