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How does exercise impact fertility?
Exercise has a number of benefits for an average person and it can be even more beneficial for women who are trying to conceive.
1. Reduces stress
Taking stress can affect your overall health. It doesn’t directly cause infertility but can force you to do things like unhealthy eating, drinking alcohol and smoking, which aren’t good for fertility. Stress can also affect your relationship with your partner.
2. Regulates ovarian function
Exercising regularly can positively impact your ovarian function by influencing the production of estrogens and other steroid hormones.
3. Antioxidant enzymes
Even if you exercise moderately, it has been proved to increase the expression of antioxidant enzymes in your body.
4. Weight management
Your body has to be in its prime condition before you even think about getting pregnant. You want to give the best to your baby. Exercise helps you in maintaining a healthy weight, which plays a crucial role in your health during pregnancy.
5. Increases success chances of Assisted reproductive technology (ART)
There are couples who face difficulty in natural conception, and they go for ART in such cases. These technologies can help a couple conceive, but sometimes people fail to conceive because of their body issues. Exercise will keep your body healthy and thus, it will increase your chances of conception, even when you opt for ART.