“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” Marcus Aurelius
Is there really a fountain of youth? Well probably not in the traditional sense but there are things we can do that keep us younger longer. One of those is to make sure we keep our human growth hormone (HGH) levels optimal. A healthy level of HGH can help you:
Create more lean muscle mass
Reduce body fat
Have greater endurance
Get better sleep
Have a stronger sexual desire
Is it any wonder people are tempted to take HGH supplements? Unless it is prescribed by a doctor who has determined by testing that your HGH levels are low DON’T DO IT! Taking HGH supplements is illegal, has dangerous side effects and is unnecessary. There are many ways to boost HGH naturally in the body and, not coincidentally, those ways are the same lifestyle habits that create a lean, strong and healthy body.
Eliminate added sugar
If you are still consuming sugar laden products eliminating sugar will be the over riding, number one thing you can do to improve your health, and increase your HGH.
Of course all forms of exercise are beneficial, but because of its metabolic nature and the increase in lactic acid, high-intensity exercise increases HGH the most.
Poor sleep has been linked to weight gain and lower levels of HGH. Develop some good sleep habits and strategies.
Reduce body fat
Whenever we are discussing hormones, a good rule is that excesses body fat has a negative impact and increased muscle has a positive impact on hormones.
Foods that increase HGH
Eat raspberries, red meat, eggs, pineapple, coconut oil, fava beans and raw fish to increase HGH.
Do these principles sound familiar? It’s interesting to me that every time I tackle a topic that relates to being strong, lean and healthy the same principles come up. Margaret Thatcher once said, “Of course it’s the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.” It certainly seems there are no new fundamentals when it comes to maintaining our health.
by Sherry Stirling Fernandez