sex over 50
Somewhere around age 50 men begin a testosterone decline, but options exist.
As men reach the vicinity of their 50th birthday, significant hormonal changes may already be underway. Perhaps the most important change taking place is a gradual reduction in the male sex hormone testosterone.
Testosterone controls a lot in the male body, including serving as the principal male sex hormone and as an anabolic steroid. To simplify, that means testosterone controls sex drive and muscle growth. When testosterone levels fade in men, so does their sexuality and their physiques.
More specifically, men enter a life period often called andropause, or “male menopause”, where their bodies slow down, sex becomes less interesting – sometimes impossible through erectile dysfunction, and muscle and bone density begin decreasing.
The good news is that men over 50 have options in ways to slow this process of testosterone decline, and in some cases maybe even reverse it. We’ll first look at some natural ways to improve testosterone levels in men, always the best option. Second, we’ll look at hormone replacement therapy, an alternative to raising testosterone levels in men that should only be done under a doctor’s supervision.
First, men over 50 can effect testosterone decline naturally through lifestyle changes. Eliminating health degradation habits like Continue reading
For men over 50, nothing enhances sexual performance more than fitness. Practice these four key areas and bring your sex life to new levels.
Sadly, many men find sex over 50 to be a state of declining sexual performance. And it is sad, simply because it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, men over 50 can enjoy sex as much or even more than they ever have in their lives.
Here are four simple but important areas that will bring sex springing back in senior men:
1) Lift weights with intensity
One factor in declining sexuality in men over 50 is a reduction of the male sex hormone testosterone. Numerous studies by the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism shows significant elevations (25%) above baseline concentrations for both total testosterone and for free testosterone after heavy resistance exercise in men over 50.
Importantly, these results show that hormone response to strength exercise depends mostly on the intensity of the exercises and the total amount of muscles recruited by the exercise. This indicates that compound exercises done with a heavier weight and lower reps (6-8) increases the production of testosterone, the hormone behind men’s sex drive.
2) Practice high-intensity cardio training (HIT)
Spending long time periods on the treadmill at a slow pace is fine, but you’ll need to kick it up a notch to improve your sex life. The International SportMed Journal published several studies showing high-intensity exercise can drive increased Continue reading