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Infertility And Fitness Routine


A healthy fitness routine can be extremely beneficial to you while you're trying to get pregnant. Not only do you feel better physically, but you can reduce stress and improve your mood. High stress levels can impair your chances of getting pregnant, while being overweight and out of shape can actually affect your ovulation.

However, if you exercise too much, you can also be damaging your fertility. Women who regularly do high impact aerobics or endurance training may have low LH hormone levels, and may not ovulate at all. If your body fat drops too low, your periods will be irregular and ovulation can stop entirely.

For the most part, you can continue to exercise as you always have: if you run and cycle three times a week, there's no reason why you can't continue this routine while you're trying to get pregnant. As long as you aren't over-exercising or losing too much body fat, your chance of conceiving shouldn't be affected. Also, you must make sure that your body doesn't overheat, as this can affect your fertility over a long period of time.

If you're trying to get pregnant and want to determine the best exercise program for you, first talk to a nutritionist. Diet plays a huge role in overall health and fertility. Even small changes in eating habits can increase or decrease fertility by changing the hormone levels in the body. It could be as simple as adding a piece of fruit or reducing the amount of meat that you eat each week.

Talk to your physician about your exercise routine. You don't need to give up your fitness regimen because you're trying to conceive. You can find a healthy level of exercise that won't hurt your chances of getting pregnant. If you love high intensity exercise routines, you can always find alternate forms of exercise that are just as challenging but aren't as damaging to your body. For example, kayaking or Tai Chi can be great ways to stay in shape without putting too much stress on your body or hurting your fertility.

Once you become pregnant, you'll definitely have to adjust your fitness routine even further. You can still get the exercise your body needs without injuring your health or your baby's. As you enter your second and third trimesters, you'll have to find new ways to stay in shape that can accommodate your growing belly.

 

 


 
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