In today’s time, it’s no secret that fertility and health have a relationship with our lifestyle. While in this topic we’re not gonna discuss what you should eat, weigh or bench-press, we do have some points that you may find helpful to make sure you’re in optimal health when trying to conceive a baby.
If you are planning about having a baby or have been trying for a while but don't get succeed yet, change your lifestyle and nutrition by asking yourself these questions to yourself.
How weight affects?
If you are underweight, you may suffer complications with your menstrual cycle which directly affects your ovulation cycle and your ability to fall pregnant easily. Women who are in their perimenopause or menopause time and whose ovaries have stopped producing eggs.
If you are overweight or obese, your reproductive system may be included by fat tissue that will affect the metabolism of sex hormones. This affects both men and women able to reproduce.
When it comes to your weight, it’s good if you maintain the right amount of weight if you want to conceive naturally and without complications
Why exercise important?
Exercise benefits in many ways It helps you keep a healthy weight, and it also helps in muscle strengthening, increases circulation, reduces stress, anxiety control, and promotes you to be a healthy version of yourself. From a study, it is accepted that regular and light exercise, at least 30 minutes 3 times per week, keeps you and your mind fit and healthy.
Some great exercises for those who are trying to get pregnant include brisk walking, swimming, yoga, aerobics, bike riding, and jogging, etc. Remember to keep it light; extreme exercise may affect your fertility so keep do it slow and steady
How much you drink water?
It is known that our bodies are about 60% water and everyone needs between 3.7 liters (for men) and 2.7 liters (for women) per day to stay properly hydrated. This includes all types of fluids such as water, juice, coffee, tea, and water-rich drink or food. And keep in mind to go easy on the caffeinated drinks, too much caffeine isn’t good for your health.
So why is it so important for us to stay hydrated - We know the basic reasons but for fertility problem- Dehydration can directly affect cervical mucus. The main function of Cervical mucus is to transport and protect sperm in the fallopian tubes for easy egg fertilization. The more hydrated you keep your cervical mucus, the easier sperm can travel through it without any hurdles and you can conceive easily. In males, dehydration can also affect sperm count and quality. Stay hydrated as much as you can!
How long you are sleeping?
It may sound like not an important question but it’s true that our bodies need good and proper amounts of quality sleep to function properly for the whole day. While we sleep our bodies relax, repair, rejuvenate, and regulate our hormones properly. We’re not suggesting to you that how many hours you should have as each person has a different body type but as long as you are getting enough good quality sleep for you to feel relaxed and full of energy in the morning, it will really help you!
And try turning off your phone, avoiding social media, emails, and any technology-related activity in the bedroom or before sleeping.
What is your diet plan?
It is no surprise for anyone that a healthy diet that contains fruit, vegetables, lean protein, complex carbohydrates, and dairy is highly recommended. Eat healthily, avoid caffeine, give more on fruits and vegetables.
Adopt these few changes and notice a great change in your life.
It's always recommended to take a second opinion with the experts.