Exercise is crucial to your overall fitness as well as your mental well being. However, many people overlook the importance of exercise on every aspect of their lives.
Exercising for one half-hour at least four times per week can enhance your life – and fertility – in a number of ways.
Stress can have a significantly negative impact on your body. Individuals who are stressed are more prone to illnesses from the common cold to cardio vascular disease. Stress is a leading cause for headaches, which only serve to add to the stress level. Unfortunately, many people use unhealthy ways to manage their stress, such as stress eating or drinking excessively. Exercising, for as little as 30 minutes a day can help you to work through your stress while taking advantage of the other benefits of exercise.
Weight impacts fertility for both men and women. For both genders, being overweight can significantly reduce a person’s natural fertility. Exercising at least four times per week can help a person get to, and then maintain, a healthy weight. Being overweight can negatively impact hormone levels making ovulation and sperm production difficult.
A sedentary lifestyle can lead to a number of chronic illnesses. One of the best ways to decease the likelihood of developing one of these diseases is to become active. Simply walking, jogging, or doing yoga four times per week can decrease the risk factors for high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.
Using exercise to increase energy seems weird at first glance. The more active you are, the more energy you will have. This fact is backed by many medical research studies. Exercising increases oxygen levels in your blood. Additionally, the more energy you demand from your body, the more efficient it becomes and begins to crave the added work load.
Make a point to do at least 30 minutes of exercise four times per week. Pick a physical activity that is pleasurable to you. You will discover that a pleasurable physical activity will easily become something you can do on a regular, ongoing basis.
For more helpful resources on how to increase your fertility, schedule an initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang by calling 917.525.5496.