The answer, it turns out, depends on your age and whether you are an active male or female.
For those who have just started, the study found that a moderate amount of exercise can boost testosterone levels by as much as 8%, and that moderate exercise is particularly beneficial for men, who tend to be older and tend to have higher testosterone levels.
“A moderate amount [of exercise] can be quite beneficial for a healthy testosterone level,” Dr. Lefkowitz said.
The authors also found that women’s testosterone levels were significantly lower after a single session of moderate exercise.
The results suggest that women should be aware of their body’s testosterone level and take steps to avoid getting too high, which could lead to lower levels of testosterone.
For active men, however, Dr. Kowalski suggested that a high-intensity activity, such as biking or running, could be beneficial.
A study of active male participants found that they had a higher testosterone level after only 10 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise, compared to participants who exercised at a low intensity, Dr Kowaleski said.