How does hormone health for men change as they age?
As women age, they go through the highly publicised process of menopause, where hormonal balance shift and the body experiences a wide selection of symptoms which indicate that internal changes are happening. But what about men?
With men quick to downplay varying symptoms as simply a part of ageing, things like overwhelming tiredness and difficulty concentrating can be easily forgotten or simply ignored - however, there are reasons for these changes in energy, and things that men can do to optimise their wellbeing and health.
Here are a few areas to consider and things to do, to help address any imbalance in hormones and lead a healthier and more energetic life - regardless of your age.
The importance of hydration
We are always being told to drink more water, but did you know that dehydration is directly linked to a decrease in energy levels and an increase in fatigue? It is easy to become dehydrated, with older or more active men the most at risk of not drinking enough or quenching their thirst with caffeinated or sugary drinks rather than water.
It is recommended that men should be drinking about two litres of water a day to have optimum hydration, with warm weather and exercise leading to an increase in this recommended amount. Not only will this keep you healthy, but it will have a positive impact on your energy levels - making you feel better all round.
Nutritional health and the benefits of a good diet
Without the right nutrients and vitamins, you will find yourself feeling tired and suffering from a lack of energy. This is because a healthy diet with lots of vegetables, whole grains, and proteins is crucial for energy levels - with B vitamins in particular supporting the metabolism process and giving you a consistent source of energy throughout the day.
B vitamins are typically found in brown rice, sweet potatoes, eggs and apples, with Omega vitamins found in oily fish, avocado, nuts & seeds. Including or introducing these ingredients to your diet will support a more sustainable release of energy, allowing you to feel better for longer.
This may seem counter-productive but introducing regular exercise to your routine can help you to form more sustainable energy levels - with a lack of exercise contributing to weaker muscles and higher levels of fatigue during the course of the day. It is important to find a balance between too much and too little with regards to exercise, ensuring that you are doing enough to support your mental and physical wellbeing without exhausting yourself.
What’s our number one tip for adding more exercise to your routine? Find a sport or activity that you love and factor it into your life wherever and whenever you can.
Increasing testosterone levels
Most people will already know that testosterone is the main male sex hormone, but did you know that it also plays a vital role in maintaining both mental and physical energy levels? Testosterone levels decrease with age, and so it’s importance for men to recognise the signs of fatigue which come with this and find ways of rebalancing their energy for both mental and physical wellbeing.
Stress is one of those things which happens to everyone and must be managed accordingly depending on how you respond to stress and how your lifestyle is impacted by regular or intermittent stressors. Long term chronic stress is something that should be avoided, with our recommendation being to find hobbies or stress outlets which allow you to change your mindset and readdress such balances for the benefit of your wellbeing.
When you feel stressed, you can eventually experience emotional exhaustion and even burnout - with some of the main causes of such stress being work, family life, or study. Find ways to counteract stressful experiences with more pleasant and calming ones (whichever works for you) so that you can keep a handle on your stress and avoid long term conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and other side effects.
Get a good night’s sleep
Insomnia and an inability to sleep is such a big factor in the lack of energy that many men feel, because tiredness and exhaustion tends to make sleep even more difficult to relax into. We recommend working to find out what is causing your insomnia, then try to instil a routine into your evening which sees you go to bed at the same time and achieve 7 to 8 hours of good sleep every night. This will do wonders for your energy levels.
Embrace the power of supplements
Finally, to supplements - specifically the Cleanmarine for Men product which is designed to provide men with a boost of Omega 3, vitamins, and nutrients which they need to support a busy lifestyle.
From supporting the energy-yielding process of metabolism and reducing tiredness and fatigue, each of the ingredients in Cleanmarine for Men is there to support hormone health and address any symptoms which may leave you feeling l
To learn more about the many benefits of this product, including how it can help enhance energy levels, reduce fatigue and support your metabolism, visit the Cleanmarine for Men product page.