Testosterone is a naturally occurring hormone in the body.

Ways to Increase Testosterone Levels

by Candace Webb

Testosterone does more than maintain muscle mass and regulate fat distribution. It also sets the stage for a man's sex drive and sperm production. Whether you and your partner are trying to conceive, or the man in your life simply wants to boost his body's distribution of fat, there are several methods that can be used to increase testosterone levels.

Get Moving

He can incorporate exercise to his daily routine. According to Seekwellness.com, exercise will boost the body's testosterone production. The Mayo Clinic recommends 20 to 30 minutes of pulse raising exercise on most days for better overall health.

Stop Drinking Alcohol

He can stop all alcohol consumption. Alcohol Health and Research World published an article by Dr. Mary Ann Emanuele and Nicholas V. Emanuele in 2004 reporting that alcohol consumption interferes with testosterone production. Cutting out all alcohol will help him increase his testosterone.

Relax More Often

Reducing his stress level can help his body increase testosterone levels, according to the Mayo Clinic. Choosing a stress-reducing method is an individual choice, but SeekingWellness.com suggests yoga and meditation as possible options.

Boxers or Briefs? Boxers

Maintaining heat in the testicle area can impede testosterone, which is produced in the testes. Experts at the Mayo Clinic recommend that men interested in boosting testosterone levels should switch from briefs to boxers to allow for air to circulate. In addition, maintaining a cooler temperature in the office and at home can help encourage his body to produce testosterone.

Eat Well

By increasing fruits and vegetables in his daily diet, according to the Mayo Clinic, he will enjoy better overall health as well as increase his chances of producing additional testosterone.

About the Author

Candace Webb has been writing professionally since 1989. She has worked as a full-time journalist as well as contributed to metropolitan newspapers including the "Tennessean." She has also worked on staff as an associate editor at the "Nashville Parent" magazine. Webb holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism with a minor in business from San Jose State University.

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