Why Men Need to Exercise With Caution: 3 Fertility Concerns

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Exercise is a healthy habit for men and women—improving health, energy level, weight, sleep, and sex life. Plus it reduces stress. These factors make regular physical activity a must for you and your guy when you’re trying to conceive or adopt.It’s not just women that need to think about fertility in their exercise routine, men also need to exercise with caution when trying to father a child to avoid fertility concerns. Without precautions, exercise itself can introduce male fertility and potency problems. The three biggest concerns? Heat, pressure, and trauma.

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Male Fertility Recipe: Spinach, Raspberry and Feta Salad

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Photo: Steve Brown (Taste)
Photo: Steve Brown (Taste)

We now know that certain foods are beneficial for male fertility but sometimes it can seem hard to incorporate these ‘superfoods’ into our diets. This salad combines the sperm-health protecting benefits of raspberries with folic-acid rich spinach to create a big bowl of nutrients to increase male fertility and sperm count.

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Fitness for Fertility: Exercising in Winter

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Photo: Brent Rose (gizmodo)
Photo: Brent Rose (gizmodo)

As the days draw in and temperatures drop, you may be tempted to hang up your exercise gear and hibernate. Don’t! We now know how important staying fit and healthy is for fertility to avoid obesity and other health issues that can impact your sperm count. Staying active throughout autumn and winter will also help to beat those seasonal blues and feel on top of the world while trying to conceive. Don’t worry if you’ve not done much for a while, these fitness for fertility exercises are easy, gentle to follow and can also be done indoors.

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