You can’t escape it: You’re getting older. In fact, age-related hormonal decline can begin as early as age 25, and accelerate dramatically in your 30s and beyond. After 30, studies show, male testosterone drops 2–3% per year, and growth hormone production plummets 14% per decade—both of which can promote weight gain, leave you feeling sluggish and weak, and do a number on your sex drive.
But, good news: There are factors you can control so aging doesn’t have to mean getting paunchy, wheezing up stairs, or avoiding the bedroom. Boosting hormone levels is easier—and more effective—than you’d think.