lifestyle changes will greatly increase your quality of life and
significantly improve your HGH levels. Work on the following lifestyle
issues and you will reduce or eliminate many of the factors that
have the strongest negative impact on your HGH output.
stress in your life
sleep and rest.
Take a daily nap. One at noon is best or if that isn’t
possible get one right after work. Set up a ritual that gives
you a regular hour of bedtime. Avoid sleeping pills as these
often create dependency and may have side effects.
regular vigorous exercise. Relaxed muscles mean
relaxed nerves. Follow the High Intensity Program, or choose
whatever exercise is realistic for your age and physical condition.
Some examples include hiking, biking, walking, golf, tennis,
home calisthenics, and swimming.
be afraid of compromise. In a stressful situation you can either
fight, back off, or compromise. You don’t always have
to choose to fight or feel defeated if you back off.
solutions that involve alcohol or drugs. A little relaxation
is fine, but drinking or using drugs each time you are faced
with a problem soon leads to addiction.
your fears, even list them. Talk your problems over with yourself
and others who will listen. Think of ways to cope with them.
Seek information about the things you fear. Knowledge can bring
runaway fears down to earth. Make a decision, right or wrong,
and then act on it. Anxiety results when you sit in the middle
and let your fears tug at you from opposite directions.
Try to maintain a balance in the face of disruptive elements.
Reestablish calm after unavoidable upsets by following comfortable
Laughter is a good tension breaker. Laugh at yourself so that
you do not take yourself too seriously.
yoga, Tai Chi, biofeedback, and many other techniques have been
used to alleviate stress. Click
here for an interesting article on stress reduction.
high blood sugar levels
sugar levels throughout the day will negatively impact your HGH
output. Please see the section on diet
and nutrition for ways to decrease the likelihood that
your diet increases your blood sugar levels.
here for an article on ways to improve your digestion.
Improve your sleep
do best with seven to eight hours of sleep per night. Make sure
you get enough sleep every night.
get to bed before 11 PM. The majority of the tissue growth and
repair in the body occurs between the hours of 12 and 3 AM,
which coincides with the greatest release of growth hormone.
just before bed as the digestion of food can interfere with
Eat a high-protein
snack a few hours before bed. This can be beneficial for the
correct output of hormones by the pituitary and the pineal glands.
containing foods and beverages, which can have a long lasting
impact on your ability to sleep.
before bed. this will help re-set your biological clock
and give you a restful night as you enter a deep REM sleep pattern.
Have an exercise program that allows for appropriate recovery time
and do not over exercise
see the articles on exercise
on how to implement an anti-aging exercise program.
can slow fat burning and muscle building.
toxicity in your body
The liver is
the major organ for dealing with toxicity absorbed from the outside
and toxicity that is created within the body. Increased levels of
toxicity from the environment, from the food and drinks we consume,
from alcohol and caffeine, from prescription and recreational drugs,
and from cigarette smoking have all been shown to influence the
output of HGH by increasing the release of the inhibitory hormone
Please see the
section on Detoxification
for more details.