Pregnancy is one of the most important and challenging stages in a woman’s life. It is characterised by a lot of changes that happen in a woman’s body, mind, and heart. The pathway from conception to childbirth, is a long and difficult one. If you are someone who is trying to conceive, exercising can be really beneficial for you. According to researches, women who exercise moderately are likely to conceive faster than women who do not. A healthy BMI (body mass index) can increase your chances of conceiving faster.
Here are some things about exercise and conception to keep in my mind:
1. Exercise, PCOS, and Conception
PCOS stands for polycystic ovary syndrome. 38 to 66 % of women who have PCOS, are obese. They are more likely to develop insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia. It is an extremely common medical condition in women which can cause infertility. One in five women of reproductive age, suffer from PCOS. Women with PCOS, can follow a routine of exercising regularly. Shedding some extra pounds can subsequently increase their chances of conceiving.
2. Make It A Habit
Starting to exercise while trying to conceive or during early pregnancy can go a long way. Start with yoga, swimming, doing light exercises, or going out on walks. Not only does exercise increase your chances art conception but also it reduces many health complications that can be caused by pregnancy.
3. Do Not Overdo
Exercise but do not overdo. In order to conceive, you need to be physically as well as mentally fit. Do not stress yourself out or over exhaust yourself else all your efforts might turn futile.
4. BMI (Body Mass Index)
BMI stands for body mass index, something which plays an extremely pivotal role in conception. Surprisingly, the BMI of both father and mother matters. So, if you are someone who is trying to conceive, make sure that both you and your partner have an ideal weight while trying to conceive.
Not only is yoga a great form of exercise to stay physically fit but also it helps in relieving excess stress. Yoga reduces anxiety, helps in balancing body hormones, thus increasing your chances to conceive.