How do I get fit? How often do I need to work out? Can I lose weight on two workouts per week? Do I do strength training or cardio training? Will doing too much exercise affect my fertility? Is it possible to do too much exercise when #ttc? These are all important and valid questions, and I get asked these questions a lot. Whilst I could happily talk at length on all of these questions, I will keep it simple here. Firstly, some exercise, even very little, is better than none.
So, you have your diet and healthy eating covered. You have your exercise plan covered. Missing anything? Ah yes. Are you increasing your blood flow to your uterus and ovaries? This aspect of fitness is so often overlooked but it is a huge benefit to those #ttc. Increased blood flow increases the health of the uterus and is important for good egg health. There are a number of ways you can increase blood flow to these areas and lucky for you all of the Fitness Fertility Person
You need to lower your BMI before fertility treatment. You are sick of waiting. You've already been #ttc for years. So, you decide to loose weight as quickly as you possibly can. Four months later you've lost a lot of weight but you are still not pregnant. Did you know that rapid fat loss can actually be damaging to your fertility? Rapid fat loss can release toxins and chemicals in to the blood stream that can cause a number of health problems, including being damaging to you
"My doctor said I can carry out "moderate" exercise when #ttc. What does this mean?" I get asked this question a lot. What does "moderate" mean? If you have been a crossfit enthusiast for the last 3 years, then moderate for you is going to be different to someone that does their weekly parkrun but nothing else. Research has shown that if you are already used to exercising and are doing less than 4 hours a week, and nothing too intense (so heart rate not too high, e.g. 4-5/10