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If there is one thing that people in general underestimate the power of, it would definitely have to be exercise. Exercise is so beneficial to so many different body processes, and we often take it for granted, or don’t get enough of it at all. One thing that is often overlooked when it comes to exercise is its effect on fertility. Fertility and exercise really do go hand in hand, and today we are going to learn more about that. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
One of the best things about exercise in relation to fertility is that exercise gives a woman’s body a chance to “reset” itself. Sweating during exercise helps the body to release toxins and gives the body a way to detoxify itself naturally. The improved blood flow that exercise also brings about is perfect for circulation, and gets blood pumping to all of the body’s organs, especially the reproductive organs.
Exercise is a great mood booster and stress reducer as well. Trying to conceive can become a chore after some time, so staying active is a great way to relieve your mind, and keep your attitude in a good place. Stress can also be harmful for fertility, so getting out and staying active can be really great for keeping stressful feelings at bay. It doesn’t even have to be intense exercise to receive stress reducing benefits. Just a 20 minute walk in the park or a quick swim in the pool can really help to calm you down and reset your mindset, which is definitely something we all need from time to time.
However, just like with everything else in life, too much or too little exercise can actually be harmful for fertility. Intense exercise, more than an hour per day or so, can actually hurt your body’s baby making hormones. Too much exercise can cause the ovaries to stop producing eggs and/or estrogen, which can make getting pregnant next to impossible. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t exercise- you definitely should. You just have to find balance, as with all things, and make sure not to overdo it. Once you find the perfect balance of exercise, you will have your body working at its best and most proper state. Doctors usually recommend that women who are trying to conceive avoid very strenuous exercises like “boot camp” type exercise classes, or things like Bikram yoga, which can sometimes be too hard on the body. If you are new to starting an exercise routine, make sure to check with your doctor to make sure that you are not doing anything too strenuous, and happy exercising!