How Exercise and Nutrition Can Accelerate Your Beard Growth
One way that many men want to display their masculinity is by growing a beard. Growing a beard has been a sign of strength, power, and also a chick magnet for centuries. While growing a manly, masculine beard that commands attention may be the goal for many of us, sometimes we can find the task extremely difficult. Many men struggle with patchy, sparse, or slow growing beards. There’s no denying that genetics plays a huge role in the growth of your beard. There are several lifestyle factors that can also impact the growth of your beard. Two of those lifestyle factors being exercise and nutrition. So lets talk about how and why exercise and nutrition can help enhance your beard growth.
Exercise and Beard Growth
We all know that exercising on a consistent basis is great for your overall health, but did you know it can also enhance your beard growth as well? Anytime that we exercise, our bodies are releasing testosterone, a hormone which is going to be vital for beard growth. Testosterone will help in the promotion of beard growth, so the more testosterone you have, the more likely chances you’ll be able to grow a beard.
In addition to providing a boost in testosterone, exercising will help increase blood flow, which carries the essential nutrients and oxygen your hair follicles will require in order for your beard to grow.
Cardio is a great form of exercise, but if you want to maximize your beard growth potential, you should be engaging in strength training. Pushing and pulling some heavy but manageable weight (not to mention good form) is going to not only make you look like a stud, but also give you the greatest testosterone boost over just cardio alone. Compound movements such as bench presses, deadlifts, and squats (yeah don’t skip leg day) are great movements that will help boost testosterone levels.
Nutrition and Beard Growth
Ok so now that we know why exercise is key in promoting beard growth, lets dive deeper into what you put in your mouth (PAUSE) is going to be essential in your beard growth journey.
Just like the rest of our bodies, our hair follicles need a variety of essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to grow. And with many of our diets here in America, we are substituting those essentials for highly processed foods with very little to no nutritional value. And if we aren’t getting these essentials into our beards consistently, than ultimately our beard growth will suffer.
We hear that we need protein when it comes to building muscle, but we also need it when it comes to our beard growth because our hair is primarily made up of protein. The best ways to ensure you’re getting in enough protein is by having a plan that includes eating lean meats, fish, eggs, and legumes. Also foods such as avocados and almonds are going to have vitamins such as Vitamin A and Biotin, which are going to also help with promoting beard growth. And lets not forget about your water intake. Drinking water is going to help with providing moisture to the skin underneath your beard and providing a solid foundation for beard growth.
While we can’t do anything about our genetics, we can make the conscious choice and effort to enhance our lifestyles by exercising and having balanced nutrition. By incorporating strength training into your exercise routine and consuming a well balanced diet with that is rich with essential proteins, vitamins, and minerals, you can help enhance your beard growth and achieve that full healthy beard that you desire. So don’t procrastinate! Start training and eating well for the best beard of your life!