What is HGH and how does HGH help you look and feel younger?
We have the ability to naturally increase our HGH levels with high intensity exercise, proper nutrition and quality sleep. In this article I will share with you another “best kept secret” to looking and feeling young without using any drugs or injections!
HGH stands for the Human Growth Hormone. After the age of 30, the pituitary gland, aka the body’s master gland, starts slowing down in producing human growth hormone. Bone mass is reduced, cells are not repaired as fast, and the body starts aging at a faster rate! The human growth hormone (HGH) plays a major role in regulating GROWTH!
HGH is responsible for:
1. Improving body composition: decreasing body fat, increasing muscle mass, and contributing to stronger, more dense bones
2. Slowing the aging process
3. Improving athletic performance
4. Increasing energy levels
5. Improving mood: it produces endorphins causing you to become less prone to depression
6. Improving sexual function
7. Optimal brain function and clarity
8. Mental health
9. Boosting immunity
10. Stimulating cell repair and growth: Contributing to less wrinkled skin and higher production of collagen and elastin
Natural human growth hormone will speed up cell regeneration and rejuvenate every cell of your body. If this doesn’t interest you, I don’t know what will!
High HGH levels improve efficiency caused by a combination of improved cognitive function and concentration as well as increased energy and performance.
Here is a very effective and efficient workout that will increase your HGH levels when performed 1-3 times per week with at least 48hrs recovery between days… It is only a 20 minute workout!
The HGH workout!
You can choose to walk, run, or bike:
Warmup: 3 mins
Perform 8 intervals: 30 seconds of your highest intensity walking on a hill, running, or biking.
90 seconds of recovery to reach a full recovery between intervals. Take more time if necessary.
Cool down: 1 min
Sleep well for maximal HGH secretion:
A. It is important to get good quality sleep. You secrete human growth hormone when you sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the majority of your natural HGH is secreted by the pituitary gland during the third and fourth stages of your NREM cycle. These are the stages you get the most restorative sleep, the blood supply to muscles increase, and tissue repair and growth occur. In order to get good quality sleep, make sure you don’t have exposure to light (moonlight, TV, computers, etc.) as your body produces melatonin (the sleeping hormone) only when it is dark.
When you are not getting the right amount of quality sleep, your HGH levels are affected immediately as the amount your body produces is directly correlated with your sleep.
By incorporating the HGH workout, and getting quality sleep and proper nutrition you might experience a list of positive changes in your body including increased energy and concentration from the increase in HGH levels!
This is a lifestyle, not a short term fix. Hopefully this article will encourage and motivate you to take a step towards living a healthier, more fit lifestyle and before you know it, you will be looking and feeling younger and healthier!
Disclaimer: Please check with your doctor and have it cleared before beginning any new exercise or diet program. I am in no way a doctor, nutritionist, or registered dietician, my blog is opinion based and I do not claim to diagnose, treat, or cure any cause, condition or disease. All information provided is for informational purposes only; it is not medical advice and has not been approved by the FTC or FDA. Please always communicate with your doctor to make any decisions or changes regarding your health, as your doctor is the only one who knows what is right for you.