Testosterone is a vital hormone for men. It helps regulate sex drive, how fat is distributed, the creation of red blood cells, and much more. Luckily, you don’t need to rely on supplements to improve your levels, new research suggests. Instead, you could go outside and get some sunlight for a while.
Walking around outside for merely 20 to 30 minutes a day could increase levels of the hormone.
A study, published in the journal Cell Reports, observed that men who were exposed to the sun for 20 to 30 minutes, two to three times a week had higher levels of testosterone.
The men were outdoors as part of normal outdoor activities like reading, walking, gardening and more.
Professor Andrew Huberman explained that skin has a vital role in converting ultraviolet B in sunlight into the hormone.
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Other foods that have been shown to improve testosterone levels include onions, fatty fish, leafy green vegetables, reported MedicalNewsToday.
According to Urology Health, the symptoms of low testosterone include reduced sex drive, loss of body hair and less beard growth.
Belly fat and feeling fatigued all the time may also be symptoms.
If you have symptoms associated with low testosterone, you may be able to get a testosterone test with the NHS.