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Many lifestyle factors, such as smoking, the usage of alcohol, sex, sleep, prescription medication, stress, mood, confidence, and the like, can have a huge impact on our T-levels.

You also should monitor your exposure to environmental endocrine disruptors, such as the man-made chemicals in certain types of plastics, some pesticides in our food supply, or the parabens and heavy-metals in our personal care items (soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc). These are all proven to affect hormone levels.

Here's what I mean*:

  • Each extra hour of sleep can mean roughly 15% more testosterone for the day ahead.
  • In multiple studies, fat men constantly sport lower testosterone levels than their lean peers.
  • We're exposed to wide variety of antiandrogens on a daily basis, effectively suppressing T.
  • Alcohol dose-dependently disrupts the synthesis of male hormones and boosts estrogen.
  • Men who have sex frequently tend to have higher testosterone levels than men who don't.

*Clinical evidence for the claims above can be found in the posts below.

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Antiandrogens: How to Identify and Avoid Testosterone Lowering Compounds

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20 Ways to Lower Cortisol Levels to Preserve Testosterone from Oxidative Damage

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3 Weird but Surprisingly Effective Tricks & Tips to Raise Natural Testosterone Levels

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Stress and Testosterone: How Stress Chokeholds the Endocrine System

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Triclosan and Testosterone: Banned in Europe Since 2010, Still in Used in U.S

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Painkillers and Testosterone: are you Damaging your T Levels with Drugs?

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Marijuana and Testosterone: The Effects of Frequent Cannabis Use on Hormones

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Lifestyle was last modified: February 1st, 2017 by Ali Kuoppala