Many men and women are looking to get beach ready for summer. There are those of you who feel you are feeling the effects of low testosterone, which means having that perfect beach body might be a difficult task to achieve.
Testosterone is an essential element for the support of fat distribution, muscle mass and strength. When the testosterone is off balance these aspects can be disrupted. Many find themselves losing muscle mass and decreasing in strength as they age, which may be due to low testosterone. Testosterone has also been shown to affect lean body mass and cause an increase in body fat. It can also determine muscle weight, size and strength. Overall, testosterone can play a major role in your capacity for getting in shape.
Physical characteristics are not all that it may affect. Your energy levels can be decreased with low levels of testosterone. If your energy is low, your well-planned workout may be over before it begins.
Here are a few tips on how to get the most from your workout:
Mix it Up – Doing the same exercise routine over and over again won’t get you the complete healthy body you’re looking for. Putting in the time to focus on your target areas is fine and enjoying a certain exercise is excellent, but remember to keep your workout varied so as not to plateau. Have fun, try something new at the gym today! Or take the long walk outside with a friend to enjoy the warmer weather coming upon us.
Make your Workout Work for You – You don’t have to spend a bundle on fitness equipment and workout gear to get in shape. Make your workout fit into your lifestyle and budget. You can always find other options for at home workouts as well as time saving methods for an effective lunchtime gym workout. Did you know that you burn on average 45 calories vacuuming, while sleeping burns 95 calories an hour. Who would have figured! Motivation is Key – Talking with people who are interested in fitness can help keep you motivated as well as give you advice on your routine. Staying positive will help you get through the rough workouts and make you feel more accomplished after a great one. Changes won’t show up overnight but stick to it and they will come. Find a buddy who will support you and find you accountable. Results will come over time. Be patient and loving towards yourself!
Blog Author: Gino Tutera MD, FACOG, is recognized internationally as a pioneer and leader in the field of bio identical hormone replacement therapy. With over thirty years’ experience, he is currently practicing in Arizona, specializing and treating patients in natural hormone therapy. In 2002, Dr. Tutera founded SottoPelle® Therapy. He is the pioneer and industry leader in recognizing the need for individual and customizable hormone pellet therapy since 1992. Visit www.sottopelletherapy.comformore information or call 480-874-1515.