Can weight loss and exercise help improve your testosterone levels?

Yes, lifestyle measures such as weight loss and exercise, can improve testosterone levels and provide multiple health benefits.1,2 However, the amount of weight loss that can be realistically achieved and maintained with diet and exercise alone is in most cases not large enough to translate into sustained symptomatic improvement.3

Making changes to your lifestyle can be daunting, so we've put together suggestions and guidance that can help you enjoy a more active lifestyle that you can tailor to suit you. The programme allows you to plan and record your activities and is designed to help you understand how you are benefiting from being more active.

Do you have TD symptoms?

Find out if you may have symptoms of TD by completing our SYMPTOM CHECKER...

Check your symptoms

Take note

Always consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program and if you think you may be experiencing symptoms of low testosterone, then it’s important to also let your doctor know about the symptoms you are experiencing so you can get the treatment you need.

If you complete the online symptom checker you can print out your results and take them with you to your doctor’s appointment.


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  • Grossmann M. Low testosterone in men with type 2 diabetes: significance and treatment. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2011;96:2341– 2353 Return to content
  • Kim C, Barrett-Connor E, Aroda VR, et al. Testosterone and depressive symptoms among men in the Diabetes Prevention Program. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2016;72:63-71. Return to content