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Are there some things that I can do to increase my testosterone levels on my own?

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

natural boost to testosterone levels

Yes, there are several natural ways to increase testosterone levels. Here are some strategies that may help:

  1. Exercise and strength training: Regular physical activity, especially resistance training, can stimulate the production of testosterone. Focus on compound exercises like squats, deadlifts, and bench presses, as they engage multiple muscle groups and promote hormone release.

  2. Maintain a healthy weight: Excess body fat can lead to lower testosterone levels. If you are overweight, losing weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise can help optimize your hormone levels.

  3. Get enough sleep: Sufficient sleep is crucial for hormone regulation, including testosterone. Aim for 7-8 hours of quality sleep per night to support optimal testosterone production.

  4. Manage stress: Chronic stress can contribute to low testosterone levels. Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as practicing relaxation techniques, engaging in hobbies, or seeking support from loved ones.

  5. Consume a balanced diet: Certain nutrients are essential for testosterone production. Include foods rich in zinc (oysters, beef, poultry), vitamin D (fatty fish, fortified dairy products, sunlight), and healthy fats (olive oil, avocados, nuts) in your diet.

  6. Get enough sunlight or vitamin D: Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to low testosterone levels. Spend time outdoors or consider taking a vitamin D supplement (under medical guidance) if you have limited sun exposure.

It's important to note that while these strategies may support healthy testosterone levels, they may not be suitable for everyone. If you suspect low testosterone or have specific concerns, call or email us at 208-487-8781 or to schedule an appointment with Benjamin Carey, NP who can provide personalized advice and guidance. As always, go to for more information and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

-Ben, NP

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