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Your lifestyle may influence your general outlook, stress levels, and even your fertility potential.
The use of mind-body therapies in conjunction with conventional treatments for infertility is growing. Mind-body therapies help to ease stress and contribute to overall well-being. Fertility patients who incorporate these therapies into their daily lives often credit them with increasing their fertility potential.
When it comes to exercise and fertility, it’s important to find a balance. Over exercise that leaves you underweight can lessen your chances of conceiving. Too little exercise, which contributes to an overweight physique, can do the same.
Studies have shown that lifestyle changes can have a positive effect on fertility. If you’re trying to conceive, consider incorporating the following into your lifestyle:
- Weight loss
- Touch therapies
- Yoga practice
- Healthy diet
Certain toxins can prevent you from conceiving, or even cause miscarriage. Consider eliminating:
- Recreational drugs
- Environmental toxins
Weight & Fertility
The number on the scale plus your body fat percentage can help you calculate the weight that’s healthiest for you. Keep in mind that in order to lose a pound per week, you would need to cut 500 calories per day either through diet, exercise or both.