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Better Man

30 Days to a better man

30 Days to a better man have T too, but men have 40-60 times greater amounts in their bodies. Testosterone is what gives you bigger muscles and organs than women. And it’s what gives you a “male brain,” which is larger than the female brain (although we should strongly point out that size has nothing to do with intelligence) but which has a decreased connection between the hemispheres. Perhaps most importantly, T is what enables you to rock an awesome beard or mustache. Testosterone maintains your manly characteristics throughout your whole life and regulates several systems in your body. So T is pretty damn important to a man. It’s what makes you feel like a man, man. So if you haven’t been feeling too manly lately, or maybe ever, perhaps it’s time for you to throw yourself a T party. The Benefits of Testosterone Testosterone has been scientifically proven to: • Improve your mental and physical energy • Increase your competitive drive • Increase your muscle size and strength • Increase your metabolism • Help prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia • Increase libido and prevent erectile function Every man is born with different levels of testosterone, and T secretion naturally falls as a man ages. And overdosing on testosterone (read: steroids) can have negative health effects. But modern environmental, cultural, and dietary changes are artificially decreasing men’s normal T levels, and at a younger and younger age. According to a recent study: “Researchers in the US are finding testosterone levels to be substantially lower — by about 15 to 20% — than they were fifteen years ago. Scandinavian studies show similar declines, and in younger men too; a man born in 1970, for example, had about 20 percent less testosterone at 35 than a man of his father’s generation at the same age.” 26

Brett and Kate McKay So what’s sapping our T? Here’s a few of the factors at play: • Stress. Stress increases our level of cortisol and decreases our testosterone. • Lack of sleep. Testosterone rises while you sleep, particularly during the REM phases. Today, men are often skimping on their shut eye, which in turn is sapping their testosterone. • Soy intake. Soy is supposed to be so good for you, right? Wrong! Soy increases your estrogen and decreases your T. It will also lower your sperm count. • Eating a low fat diet. Low fat diets have been widely debunked these days. But in case you needed yet another reason to put down the Snackwell’s, it has also been proven to decease your T. Today’s Task: Increase Your Testosterone So your task for today is to do three things from the following list that will help increase your testosterone. Obviously, doing more than 3 is great, and I would encourage you to commit to them for the whole 30 days and beyond. Beyond that, in 2012 we wrote a comprehensive week-long series about T and how to increase your T naturally. Read up on that as well, and your virility will be on its way up in no time. 1. Get at least 8 hours of sleep tonight. 2. Do not eat anything with soy in it. You’re going to have to read labels. It will blow your mind how many things contain soy these days. 3. Meditate for at least 10 minutes. This will help you de-stress. 27