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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle

Keeping active

Exercise is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and has a protective effect against many conditions which are closely linked to testosterone deficiency, such as:1

  • Heart disease
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Mental health problems
  • Social isolation

Sometimes it’s hard to know what counts as exercise or how much exercise is enough. Luckily, there are some guidelines in place, which advise on what a healthy level of exercise should look like for adults aged 19–64.2

If you can’t do as much exercise as the recommended amount, that’s OK. Even a small amount of exercise can be beneficial2

Build strength

You should aim to do a strength building exercise 2 days a week. This could be some form of weight training in the gym, but can also include strenuous gardening or carrying something heavy, like shopping.2

Get moving

Every week, you should aim for 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity, such as brisk walking or cycling, or 75 minutes of high intensity activity, such as running or stair climbing. Or you can do a combination of these throughout the week.2

Minimise time sitting still

Try to break up long periods of inactivity with at least a light bit of physical activity.2 For example, if you have a desk job try to take a short walk every now and then throughout the day, even if it’s just to get another cup of tea.

If you need help getting started exercising, consider joining a program that you can follow to track your progress, such as the NHS Couch to 5K.

Track your progress using the T Track app

Manage your testosterone deficiency, track your symptoms and find out everything you need to know about Testogel® 16.2mg/g gel all in the app.

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References

  1. Hackett G, Kirby M, Edwards D, et al. British Society for Sexual Medicine Guidelines on Adult Testosterone Deficiency, With Statements for UK Practice. J Sex Med.2017;14(12):1504–1523.
  2. Department of Health and Social Care. Physical activity guidelines: UK Chief Medical Officers’ report. Published September 2019. Available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/physical-activity-guidelines-uk-chief-medical-officers-report#history Accessed April 2021.


BHUK/2020/025. April 2021.

Adverse event reporting

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this packaged leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.