The “Downward Cycle of Aging” is accelerating and constant. The bad news for us is that this decline starts in the beginning of our 30s, and only speeds up as we age.
When this hormonal balance swings toward a dysfunctional state, we recognize that androgen deficiency has tremendous significance. Low Testosterone and Growth Hormone reduce our quality of life and may pose important risk factors for changes in body composition, cardiovascular disease, frailty, low libido, and osteoporosis.
More and more doctors and health professionals are realizing that androgens (sex hormones, what I like to call “Life Hormones”) have a large number of non-reproductive tasks. They are important anabolic factors helping maintain muscle and bone mass and in non-sexual psychological functioning. All these are factors that contribute to our quality of life as we age.
It is quite depressing that most men and physicians know very little about testosterone or the potential detriment that having low “Life Hormone” levels can produce, and little knowledge about the available therapies to replace these falling levels to improve overall health and quality of life. Taking steps with specialized hormone boosting workouts and hormone therapy will prevent, delay, and alleviate the debilitating conditions that result from decreasing hormone levels associated with our poor diets, lack of activity, and aging.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has estimated that 4 to 5 million men in the US may suffer from hypogonadism (low “Life Hormone” levels), but only 5% are currently treated. Recent research has found that in a sample of 2,162 patients seeing primary care physicians 836 (nearly half) were found to be hormone deficient, but only 80 (less than 10%) were actually being treated.
Other studies reveal a clear correlation between bio-available testosterone and bone mineral density. Every year, 5 out of every 1,000 elderly men will break their hip. Over 20% of these will die from the injury and resulting complications, and less than 40% will recover to their previous levels of daily activity. The root cause of hip fracture in these older populations is a diminishing in their bone mineral density, most commonly called as osteoporosis, which is thought to be due, at least in part, to testosterone and growth hormone deficiency.
Look around. You see men and women who are aging, and as they do, their muscles become smaller and weaker as they develop more fat around their waist and hips. This condition of muscle weakness caused by the so called “Downward Cycle of Aging” is connected with impaired physical activity levels, increased dependency, and increased risk of falls, all of which lower our Quality of Life. Most people feel trapped in this downward spiral and no one offers a hand to help them.
Research has uncovered significant correlation between age, “Life Hormone” levels and body composition. Diminished levels of testosterone and a low testosterone/estradiol ratio are connected with obesity. This results in an increase in plasma triglycerides, a decrease of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, disruption of insulin metabolism and reduction of insulin sensitivity. These metabolic effects are thought to contribute to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, mortality, and other “Diseases of Affluence”.
You can break this “Downward Cycle of Aging” with intense strength training found in the Rejuvenation-Fitness Program along with testosterone therapy that will prevent or improve already progressing osteoporosis and optimize bone density, restore muscle strength and improve mental cognition through normalizing growth hormone and testosterone levels. Other benefits include increased muscle mass, decreases in body fat, and restored libido.
Men and women who boost their testosterone and growth hormone through exercise, nutrition, and hormone replacement also experience improvements in energy level, lean body mass, strength, and bone mineral density. They also experience an improvement in mood, sense of well-being, libido, and erectile function.
Increasing our testosterone and growth hormone levels will decrease the fat around our waistline, and other parts of our bodies, and increase lean muscle mass giving us that sexy “fit/toned” physique.
The ultimate goal, however, is to maintain or recover the highest quality of life possible, to reduce disability, repress major illnesses, and add years to our life. To achieve these goals men and women must adjust their lifestyle to optimize dietary habits, and take part in regular intense exercise.
A Higher Quality of Life is within your reach. You can start today by downloading a It’s Not Your Fault You’re Fat at www.rejuvenation-fitness.com