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How physical fitness is related to fertility

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Physical health and fertility

Being in a healthy weight range lowers the risk of infertility and increases the likelihood of conceiving naturally or through assisted reproductive technology

Exercise for fertility improvements

Exercise can improve a woman’s fertility and the chance of conceiving naturally or with the help of assisted reproductive technology. Vigorous exercise reduces the risk of ovulatory problems in women with PCOS, and moderate exercises decrease the risk of miscarriage and increase the chances of conception for women who undergo infertility treatments.

Women can improve their quality of life, emotional well-being, and health by doing moderate-intensity activities. Exercise reduces symptoms of anxiety, tension, and depression. It aids in the development of self-esteem and the reduction of anguish and despair in women who were diagnosed with infertility or PCOS-related issues.

How PCOS affect fertility

PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is a complicated disorder linked to infertility. Women with PCOS have problems in ovulating and have irregular or no periods. Regular exercise can help overweight women with PCOS increase their frequency of ovulation, which further helps in regular menstrual cycles. The likelihood of conceiving increases as ovulation gets more frequent. While studies demonstrate that exercise increases female fertility, it is vital to keep in mind that many high-intensity exercises might decrease fertility and the chances of conceiving a baby with ART. Therefore, it is always a good idea to avoid high-intensity workouts while trying for a baby.

How does being overweight affect men

Obesity in males might have a negative impact on sperm quality. Moderate-intensity physical activities can assist men in losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight, hence enhancing sperm quality. In conclusion, excessive high-intensity exercise may be harmful to sperm quality and should be avoided when attempting to conceive.

Being healthy isn’t a goal but a way towards a healthy life

The first step towards a healthy lifestyle is to find what works best for you and incorporate the same in your busy lives. Whenever possible, choose walking instead of driving, take the stairs rather than an elevator. Making small changes will make you better each day and motivate you towards good health. 

If you don’t already exercise, start with small goals and work your way up over time. Aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day and take advantage of every opportunity to increase physical activity. It is important that you reduce the amount of time you spend sitting and if you must sit for long periods, get up and move around as often as possible.


What type of exercise improves fertility?

It is important to know with what intensity and duration an exercise should be performed to avoid any mishaps with fertility. 

Does physical activity increase fertility?

Being active and working out can help in improving the ability to get pregnant. Women who do regular, moderate exercise can have a better chance than women who don’t exercise regularly.

Does exercise help if we are trying to conceive?

Keep yourself active at all times when trying to conceive. Moderate level exercises and improves overall health. Excessive exercise can also affect fertility negatively.

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