Making good decisions, and making small changes can make a difference in your fertility. Small changes are a great place to start. This weekend, instead of revamping all your eating habits, working out too much for the first time or trying to catch up on missed sleep by oversleeping during the weekend, start by making a small change.
Four Lifestyle Choices That Can Enhance Fertility
Fertility can be enhanced by lifestyle choices, here are four suggestions.
Take a walk
Moderate exercise, especially if you haven't been exercising much, can help boost your emotional health by increasing your endorphins. Walking is also a great way to build muscle mass and increase bone mass.
Eat an apple
How and what we eat makes a difference, not only in our weight but also in our overall health. If you don't eat fruit regularly, add some this weekend. To balance the naturally occurring sugar in the fruit, eat a handful of nuts (8-12 nuts) with it.
Sleep 7 hours
Sleeping enough can help ovulation as it produces leptin. Proper sleep hygiene begins with sleeping enough hours, turning off electronics at least one hour before and going to sleep at about the same time every night.
Watch a funny movie
Laugh! Infertility can be a sense of humor downer. Lighten your mood by laughing at a silly movie. Taking your mind off your fertility woes for an hour can be just the mini vacation you need.
Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.
Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.
Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.
Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.