When it comes to boosting fertility, what you do outside of the kitchen is just as important as what you put on your plate!
In this blog post, we’ve compiled some food for thought with these ten non-food tips for boosting fertility, along with a bonus tip for extra support:
1. Prioritize Sleep
Getting enough restful sleep is crucial for hormone regulation and fertility. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night and create a relaxing sleep environment.
2. Manage Stress
High levels of stress can negatively impact fertility. Find healthy stress management methods like yoga, meditation, or journaling.
3. Quit Smoking
Smoking can damage both male and female reproductive systems and decrease fertility. Quitting smoking can help improve fertility.
4. Reduce Alcohol Intake
Excessive alcohol consumption can lower fertility in both men and women. It is recommended to limit alcohol intake or avoid it altogether when trying to conceive.
5. Exercise Regularly
Exercise can help regulate hormones, reduce stress, and maintain a healthy weight, all of which can improve fertility. Aim for 30 minutes of moderate exercise per day.
6. Check Your Medications
Certain medications, including some over-the-counter drugs, can affect fertility. Consult your doctor to determine if any medications may be impacting your fertility.
7. Get Regular Checkups
Regular checkups with your doctor can help identify and address any fertility issues early on in your journey.
8. Limit Exposure to Toxins
Exposure to toxins in the environment can impact fertility. Limit exposure to harmful chemicals, pollutants, and pesticides as much as possible.
9. Use Lubricants Carefully
Some lubricants can impair sperm movement and reduce fertility. Opt for fertility-friendly lubricants or use natural alternatives like coconut oil.
10. Manage Your Weight
Maintaining a healthy weight is vital for fertility. Being underweight or overweight can impact hormone levels and decrease fertility.
Consider Alternative Therapies – Alternative therapies such as acupuncture, reflexology, womb massage, and chiropractic care can help improve fertility by reducing stress, regulating hormones, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs, and supporting the health of the uterus. Consider exploring these options with a qualified practitioner to see if they could benefit your fertility.
Incorporating these non-food tips into your daily routine can help boost fertility and improve your chances of conceiving. Remember, it’s crucial to prioritize overall health and well-being when trying to conceive.
We’ve listed 11 tips here, but there is much you can do, and remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day. It’s probably unnecessary to do all these things, and definitely not all at once. But do give some thought to small changes or give something a try that perhaps you hadn’t previously considered.
Our team of practitioners have many suggestions and tips. Here are some recent non-food Instagram posts that you might find interesting:
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