Guide for Restoring Energy and Libido for Men Over 40
It can be disheartening to see your energy level drop once you get into your 40s. You used to think nothing of working a full day and then spending several hours each evening engaged in physical activity. Now you feel chronic fatigue, lack of motivation and frequent irritability. Fortunately, you can take several steps to regain the energy level you had when you were younger. Below we examine how diet, exercise and hormone therapy can get you back to the man you once were.
Rethink Junk Food and Caffeinated Drinks
When you reach for a sugar-filled treat, it might make you feel more energetic for a few minutes. However, it won’t be long before you experience the opposite effect when your blood sugar level crashes. Choosing healthier snacks, such as whole-grain crackers, apple slices, unsalted nuts or whole-grain pretzels will not affect your blood sugar so dramatically and can help to retain your energy level throughout the day.
Like sugary snacks, drinks full of caffeine only give you a short burst of energy. They can also make you jittery to the point where you cannot concentrate. We recommend opting for water or green tea instead. These drinks can quench your thirst and provide you with important health benefits such as remaining hydrated and increased immunity from illness.
Exercise to Increase Physical and Mental Energy Levels
It can be especially challenging to find time for exercise when your job involves sitting at a desk for many hours every day. To combat the effects of too much sitting, get up and walk for five minutes every hour if possible or spend most of your lunch hour walking. Just the act of walking can immediately lift your mood, decrease irritability and increase focus. Outside of work, aim for moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes three to five times per week.
You May Be a Good Candidate for Hormone Therapy
As men age, they can lose as much as one percent of their total testosterone every year. The amount of testosterone peaks in a man’s 20s and starts the slow decline around age 30. Not only can this affect your energy level, it can cause a lowered libido as well. That means you just do not feel like being physically intimate with your partner as often as you once did. You may also experience erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems for the first time in your life. Hormone therapy restores testosterone and other hormones to optimal levels.
Learn More About Hormone Replacement Therapy at Arena District Pharmacy
You’re likely to have a lot of questions if you’re considering hormone therapy to increase energy and libido. Feel free to contact us at 614-569-4799 to learn more about this and all of our services.