Can weight loss and exercise help improve testosterone levels?

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

Helping your hypogonadal patients to become more active


We have developed a patient guide to physical activity that will provide your hypogonadal patients with suggestions and guidance on enjoying a more active lifestyle. The booklet enables them to plan and record their activities and appointment dates so you can understand how they are benefiting.


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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