Exercise and Diet
The most natural way to boost your growth hormone levels and start looking and feeling younger is to sweat! HGH can be released as a result of high-intensity interval training. Your body will produce HGH during the short, active rest in between fast and hard bursts of cardio. Working out hard in 30-second intervals, breaking a sweat, and running short of breath is the easiest way to trigger HGH production. “After a high-intensity workout, muscle damage occurs. The pituitary gland secretes elevated HGH to repair these damaged muscles,” says Robert Handerahan, head strength and condition coordinator at George Mason University.
Following the right workout plan, however, will only help so much. Diet plays a vital role in releasing HGH into your system. Eating right and at the proper time while also avoiding sugary snacks is key for your body to realize any of the benefits of natural HGH production.
“Growth hormone levels work in contrast to insulin levels. High insulin equals low HGH. Avoid high-sugar foods and drinks after workouts. Insulin suppresses HGH release. Eat smaller meals throughout the day with lower-glycemic carbs to keep your blood sugar stable. High blood sugar inhibits HGH release and promotes fat storage,” says Handerahan, who has made five NCAA Tournament appearances with GMU basketball.“ Stay away from consuming high-glycemic foods two hours before nightly sleep. The resulting insulin spike will negate the pituitary gland’s natural release of elevated HGH.”