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Whether you want to admit it or not, it’s a biological truth that after you reach the age of 30, your drive just isn’t what it used to be. On average, your testosterone levels start to drop by around 1% each year, with career stress and an irregular exercise regimen compounding the decline, according to research conducted by Harvard University. Without intervention, the symptoms can extend to decreased libido, fatigue, depression, weight gain and the loss of muscle mass. Thankfully, a team of Canadian scientists have found that handing over the keys to your inner petrolhead can put this decline into reverse.
Research by Concordia University in Montreal discovered that men who spent an hour behind the wheel of an expensive Porsche 911 Carrera experienced a significant spike in testosterone, while spending the same amount of time driving an old Toyota caused their levels to plateau or even drop. The researchers concluded that, in biological terms, revving at the traffic lights in a shiny new motor is a form of “sexual signalling” akin to peacocking and triggers an innate hormonal response. And that testosterone surge will help you take things up a gear in the gym. The hormone directly effects growth by binding to receptors on the surface of your muscle cells and amplifying biochemical signals that promote protein synthesis.
So, far from heralding a middleaged fall from grace, trading in your hatchback for something far less practical could help you hit your prime in your forties and beyond. Which brings a whole new meaning to the term “muscle car”.
HIT THE GAS FOR A NATURAL HIGH THAT WILL OUTPACE MIDDLE AGE