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Marta Montenegro, MF, MS, CSCS, SFN, NSCA-CPT, is an Exercise Physiologist, Specialist in Fitness Nutrition (SFN),Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS-NSCA), Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT), ISSA Master Trainer and Lifestyle Consultant. She is also an adjunct professor in Exercise & Sports Sciences at Florida International University.

Her popular and awarding-winning website advocates health, nutrition, and fitness advice and insight based in science. Marta’s in-depth articles highlight the latest news and research and demonstrate the best ways for people to adopt and maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Marta is also journalist and writer for various national media outlets. She is a columnist for AOL Latino and Fox News Latino and a regular guest on CNN en Español. Her other media appearances include Univision, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, and “The Joy Behar Show.”

Currently, she serves as Lifestyle Consultant, Nutrition Specialist, and Exercise Physiologist at IVFMD, South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine, where she provides one-on-one on-site services.

In her blog, “Fertility Lifestyles,” Marta shares how to utilize proper nutrition, exercise, and wellness to help with fertility issues and promote healthy pregnancies.


a blog by Marta Montenegro, MS, CSCS, SFN, NSCA-CPT, December 1, 2014

The couple that decides upon in vitro fertilization (IVF) to make their dreams of a family come true have so much to think about. But something important you may have overlooked throughout the process are your sleep patterns. You may already be among the statistics from the National Sleep Foundation in which 30% to 40% of adults report occasional insomnia or, even worse, be among the 10% to 15% of Americans that report having trouble sleeping all the time. Perhaps the “counting sheep” strategy to fall sleep has become a regular pattern due to stresses of fertility treatments. Whatever the reason you are tossing and turning, a recent study shows that you need to do something now to achieve at least seven hours of sleep a night if you want to increase the chances of a successful IVF outcome.

a blog by Marta Montenegro, MS, CSCS, SFN, NSCA-CPT, October 1, 2014

Can probiotics increase your fertility? It may be!

Those extra pounds around your middle may not only upset you when trying to fit into your favorite jeans, but they also may be upsetting your motherhood dreams. We now know that the extra fat is not just excess tissue sitting harmless around your belly, but rather active tissues that release inflammatory compounds that may contribute to ovulation irregularities.


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