Get answers to your questions about fertility and exercise
Whether you enjoy strenuous exercise or prefer to stay close to the couch, you will want to learn a few things about fertility and exercise. This is especially true if you are hoping to have a baby in the near future. Our fertility experts know that exercise can be polarizing. Some love it and others hate it. However, following exercise recommendations can help you hold your baby in your arms earlier.
What do you need to know about fertility and exercise?
Do you exercise less or more than you should? Lack of adequate physical activity can lead to weight problems, which can affect ovulation. However, excessive exercise can also lead to ovulation problems. This shows that the measure is the key in the case of fertility and exercise.
But what is considered as a measure of physical activity? Generally, you should do at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise at least four days a week. Some great options include walking, dancing, swimming, pilates and yoga. You can also run and lift weights if you enjoy it. Just try to avoid training as you would for a marathon or weightlifting race.
Does Exercise Help Infertility?
Although exercise is not a cure for infertility, it can help with some conditions, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This common condition causes problems such as irregular ovulation and weight gain. The good news is that exercise can help. Not only can it help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, but it can also help restore normal ovulation.
Isn't exercise enough?
Sometimes, following the exercise recommendations is not enough to make pregnancy possible. When this happens, our fertility specialists at the Alexandros Traianos Center for Reproductive Medicine & Fetal Medicine can provide treatments to help overcome barriers to conception. Whether you need a basic treatment, or need something more advanced such as IVF, our team can help. We can do a fertility test to find out why you are having a hard time conceiving and then develop a custom treatment plan just for you.
If you want to learn more and start fertility care, contact us to schedule an appointment. We are here to help you leave infertility behind!