Man Boobs and Exercise
One thing that guys get most self-conscious about is man boobs or “moobs”. It can seriously kill an ego. What happens when exercise and weight loss aren’t helping? Succumb to your fate? Never fear!
Feel like it’s impossible to get rid of your man boobs?
The development of male breast tissue is a bummer for a lot of guys in the world.
There’s nothing wrong with having breast tissue that’s more developed than most, but it’s something that tends to embarrass guys who have it. For this reason, it’s worth some discussion on this blog.
Most guys who start to sprout man boobs will jump to the gym and try to work them away. The problem is, this doesn’t tend to fix the problem. Even though working out can make some difference, male breasts don’t have a lot to do with fitness or non-fitness, except in specific situations.
Generally, you’ll want to talk to your doctor before you talk to your personal trainer.
Male breasts start to develop when there is an imbalance between testosterone and estrogen.
Testosterone is thought of as the male sex hormone, because it is tied to so many aspects of male life and appearance. Estrogen is tied to many aspects of female maturity.
Both of these sex hormones are present in men and women, but the balances achieved are what give men and women their characteristic sexual traits, like body hair and breasts and vocal depth.
If you have man boobs, chances are your estrogen levels are higher than they should be.
This can be caused by many different factors. It could be that your thyroid gland isn’t working properly. Perhaps you were exposed to too much estrogen before you were born. Maybe your diet and exercise regimen isn’t producing healthy results (as mentioned above).
In any case, you’ll have to make a change if you want to see your breasts melt away, but that might require some trial and error.
See Your Doctor
It’s important for you to get tested by your doctor to see if your hormones are out of whack. If you aren’t producing sufficient testosterone, chances are this is taking its toll on more body parts than just your boobs.
Testosterone makes bones grow strong enough to last a lifetime without developing osteoporosis. It also determines your fertility, and your level of sex drive. Testosterone is closely linked to mood, absence of depression, and overall sense of well-being.
If you have had symptoms related to these issues that suggest to you that you might be low in testosterone, this likely has a lot to do with the fact that you have developed breasts as a male.
So what is there to be done?
Fortunately, there are many lifestyle factors that can naturally boost testosterone.
Daily exercise, vitamin and mineral boosts, and general healthy living (good diet, less alcohol) can boost testosterone naturally.
However, if this is not enough, there are more options available to you. Testosterone can be added to your system in the form of gels, patches, or injections.
Monitored by your doctor, you’ll be able to engineer a program that gets your hormones perfectly balanced. This should result in a lot of noticeable changes in your body and mood, including the shape and size of those man mammaries.
Hopefully they will change to your heart’s content in no time at all.