Maintaining a moderately active exercise regime can also improve fertility. Those who are regularly active (using moderate exercises) have been known to conceive faster than those who don’t. Below are some great examples of moderate exercises that you could try to fit into your daily routine for better conception rates:
Walking – It is low risk and walking can still get your heart pumping and blood flowing! 30 minutes a day should suffice as your daily dose of walking, which you can incorporate into day-to-day activities.
Running – is another low risk and moderate exercise. However, if you have a tendency to overdo it, perhaps avoid this one as it has been known to affect menstrual cycles in those who over-exert themselves when exercising. If you notice a change to your cycle, perhaps consider reducing your running time during the TTC stage of your fertility journey.
Fertility yoga – is a brilliant exercise for fertility and conception. Fertility yoga is low risk but pro conception as it encourages blood flow to the reproductive organs and helps to reduce stress and anxiety. Fertility yoga may also help with any mental and emotional difficulties that fertility struggles may cause.
Swimming – is a great, low-level exercise that is good for your lungs, your overall physical health and even your immune system. Healing the immune system can help to reboot your nervous system which can reduce stress, anxiety and managing fight or flight responses. How does this correlate with improved fertility? All of the above conditions, if left unaddressed can cause oxidative stress which has been known to damage the reproductive system. Improving these conditions will in turn improve your fertility.