Testosterone Supplements Could Harm Your Chances of Fatherhood
Attention all potential daddies-to-be: If you’re trying to conceive, think twice before taking a testosterone supplement. New research points to a potential link between prescription testosterone supplement use and male infertility.
- Hit the gym. A combination of strength and aerobic exercise has been shown to boost testosterone levels. (Need another reason to exercise? Look no further than your bank account.)
- Go easy on the sauce. Alcohol affects several reproductive hormones – one study found that a couple of drinks per day lowers testosterone by 7% – and it also decreases sperm levels.
- Take a chill pill. Being in a state of chronic stress causes your body to create fat deposits, which actually converts testosterone into estrogen. Work stress pushing you over the edge? Before Hulk-ing out, try these tips.
- Get quality shut-eye. Deep REM sleep is when your testosterone levels are highest, so DVR Conan and make sure to get those 7-8 hours every night.