Most of us would like to be leaner and stronger. The hormones that have the biggest effect on body composition are growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). After the age of 25, most people will experience some negative effects from declining levels of both these hormones, including:
- weaker bones
- poorer sleep quality
- increased body fat, especially in the abdominal area
- older looking skin
- less physical strength and slower recovery time
Anything we can do to keep GH and IGF-1 levels up will help us look and feel younger. So what can we do?