Modify your exercise regime
Improving your fertility with exercise is particularly great because it is effective and free! But be aware that studies have suggested that exercising too often or not enough can have a negative impact on sperm health and menstruation. It is recommended we exercise “moderately vigorously” a few times a week and there are many exercises you can do for free.
Here are some recommended fertility exercises. Exchange your sweaty gym workout, or your sedentary lifestyle, for a moderate but daily yoga practice, swim or jog.
A yoga routine can benefit both your physical and mental health as meditation is incorporated into the exercises. Swimming, especially in cold water, has been known to reboot your immune system and improve overall health. A gentle jog is a good way to get the heart racing without exhausting yourself with a full-on sprint. It’s also free.
Moderate exercises are a way to keep fit and healthy without overdoing it. It also helps to prevent the overheating of testicles (as a man) as opposed to strenuous and long workout sessions at the gym, which may be financially costly too. By avoiding a gym membership, you can save money TTC (keep those pennies for fertility treatment).
Another way to save money when TTC is buying tests you may need often (such as OPK strips and pregnancy tests) in bulk. Buying in bulk helps save money in the long-term compared with purchasing one test at a time.