10 Easy & Effective Fertility Exercises From An Expert Holistic Fertility Coach
If you’ve struggled with infertility, you may have found the research showing that moderate physical activity can significantly benefit those trying to conceive. Not only does exercise help you manage stress, it can enhance the quality of eggs and improve the environment in which they grow. This may sound like science fiction but here’s how. Improved blood flow, as a result of physical activity, provides increased oxygen and nutrients to the reproductive organs and uterus. This extra blood flow results in better egg quality and improved outcomes for embryo implantation. Fitness also plays an essential role in regulating hormonal imbalances, which is a common cause of infertility. All that being said, it's equally important to understand that excessive or very high-intensity exercises can, in some cases, do more harm than good, potentially leading to decreased fertility. This is why working with a preconception coach and expert in this field like me, Coach Joanie, can be a game changer. Together, we’ll look at your current lifestyle and fitness routine and as a specialized holistic, fertility and pregnancy safe coach, I can guide you through the right amount and intensity of exercises that benefit your overall health and increase your fertility levels.
Fertility Exercises Guide
In this guide, I will show you 10 fertility exercises and fertility stretches that you can do at home, without any need for gym equipment. The aim of exercise when you're hoping to conceive is to prime your overall health and wellness to make conception more likely. The advantages of working with a certified and expert fertility fitness trainer are that you can be sure your exercises are effective, safe and that you are doing the appropriate amount in order to gain the benefits.
If you're concerned about potential fertility coach cost, I have an option for all financial situations. My monthly workouts start at only $35 per month, include a free 7 day trail, and you can cancel at any time. My expert workouts are tailored to your goals and are available 24/7 and include catch ups with the support of the Transformation Nation community and with me, Coach Joanie.
For a limited time only I'm offering a FREE consultation with me at a time that suits you best. You can book by clicking the pink button above. In my holistic fertility coach consultation we’ll discuss where you are with your fertility journey, analyze your current fitness levels and discuss a plan for getting you to where you need to make the biggest impact on your fertility health and wellness.
How fitness levels and fertility are linked
Fertility isn't just about the biological aspects; it's closely tied to your overall health and well-being. A fit and healthy body and mind not only operates more efficiently but also creates an optimal environment for conception. As you rebalance your body through fitness, your body's internal and reproductive systems, start to align better, increasing the odds of conception.
The benefits of exercise for people trying to conceive
A fertility workout plan is not about rigorous gym routines but rather exercises that enhance reproductive health. These fertility exercises and fertility stretches are easy and convenient to fit into your busy day. My free guide below highlights some you can do at home, without the need for any special gym equipment. Here’s some benefits exercise can offer:
Improved Egg Quality: Enhanced circulation means more nutrients and oxygen reach the ovaries.
Optimal Hormonal Balance: Regular physical activity helps balance hormones, addressing common infertility causes.
Stress Reduction: Endorphin release during exercise can combat the negative effects of stress on fertility.
Things to avoid to maximize your chances of conceiving
While the benefits of exercise are undeniable, there's a fine line between beneficial and excessive exercise. Excessively intense routines or very high-frequency workouts might disrupt hormonal balance, leading to decreased fertility. It's not just about exercise. Throwing off your body's natural balance in any way, like the overconsumption of caffeine and alcohol an improper diet or constant stress all affect the body's chances of conceiving. The fertility workouts within Transformation Nation also take your menstrual cycle and cycle syncing into account to make sure your workouts compliment your body's natural hormonal changes during your cycle.
The importance of taking down time
It's often overlooked but your mental well-being plays a pivotal role in your fertility. Chronic stress can alter the neural pathways, causing hormonal imbalances. Incorporating relaxation techniques or engaging in hobbies can be therapeutic. Remember, your mental state deeply influences your physiological state too. The Transformation Nation community shares lots of recommendations, meditations and podcasts to help you develop a healthy state of mind.
The importance of safety when exercising
Exercise safety during preconception, fertility treatments, pregnancy and postpartum gets talked about a lot. The most important guideline to follow is that exercise should be tailored to your individual fitness level by a qualified infertility coach. Proper posture, controlled movements, addressing your muscular imbalances and listening to one's body are essential.
As an expert fertility fitness coach, I want to advise how important it is to make sure your fertility workouts are safe and expertly guided, and programmed for your body’s needs. I’m happy to help get you started. You are welcome to book a quick consultation with me before doing any kind of strenuous exercises. Because guidance is critical to ensure safety and effectiveness, plus everyone should have access to a tailored preconception workout that is exactly what their body needs. Our bodies are all different and your workout should reflect this. Having an expert infertility coach to guide you will ensure you are gaining strength, training the correct muscles, and move you toward being the strongest, most empowered version of yourself possible.
10 Fertility Exercises You Can Try At Home:
1. Pelvic Tilts:
Description: Lie flat on your back with knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Slowly arch your back as you inhale and then flatten it again on your exhale.
Benefits: Strengthens abdominal muscles and enhances pelvic flexibility.
Repetitions: 15 times.
Tips: Coordinate your breath with this movement and feel the muscle activation that naturally occurs in your lower abdominals.
Description: Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, lower yourself by Sitting your hips back and down, then rise again.
Benefits: Boosts pelvic floor strength and increases leg muscle endurance.
Repetitions: 10-12 times.
Tips: Think about how your inhale and exhale can support his movement. Does your body naturally want in inhale or exhale on the way down. There are no wrong answers! Only observations.
3. Butterfly Stretch:
Description: Sit down, join the souls of your feet together, and gently lean forward to achieve an inner thigh and groin stretch.
Benefits: A great fertility stretch improving hip and inner thigh flexibility.
Repetitions: Hold for 15-30 seconds.
Tips: Don't force your legs down, move gently and practice deep breathing.
4. Leg Swings:
Description: Hold onto a chair for balance, swing one leg forward and backward.
Benefits: Improves blood flow to the reproductive organs.
Repetitions: 10 swings per leg.
Tips: Ensure your movements are controlled and don't hold your breath.
5. Wall Push-Ups:
Description: Stand arm's length from a wall, lean forward, and push yourself back to the starting position.
Benefits: Strengthens chest and arm muscles without intense strain.
Repetitions: 10-12 times.
Tips: Try to keep your back straight and like the squats above, notice your breath pattern. Do you naturally want to inhale or exhale as you push through your arms?
6. Cat-Cow Stretch:
Description: On all fours, arch your back (cat) and then dip it (cow).
Benefits: Enhances spine flexibility and eases tension.
Repetitions: 15 times.
Tips: Move in a smooth motion without jerking.
7. Walking or jogging:
Description: Walk or jog in place, on the treadmill or outside!
Benefits: Elevates heart rate, enhancing overall blood circulation.
Repetitions: 5-10 minutes.
Tips: Maintain a steady rhythm, practice deep breathing and positive thoughts.
8. Hip Circles:
Description: Stand with feet apart, hands on hips, and rotate your hips in a circular motion.
Benefits: Promotes hip flexibility and strength.
Repetitions: 10 circles each direction.
Tips: Keep feet firmly on the ground.
9. Deep Breathing:
Description: Sit or lie down, breathe in deeply through the nose, hold for a count of 4, then exhale through the mouth for a count of 4.
Benefits: Reduces stress, providing relaxation necessary for fertility.
Repetitions: 5-10 deep breaths.
Tips: Lessen the holds if you feel lightheaded, maintain a regular, comfortable and rhythmic breathing rate.
10. Bridge Pose:
Description: Lie on your back, knees bent, feet on the ground. Lift your pelvis towards the ceiling and hold.
Benefits: Strengthens pelvic and glute muscles.
Repetitions: Hold for 20 seconds, 5 times.
Tips: Keep your feet hip-width apart, drive your weight into your heels and press your hands down by your sides.
Incorporating these exercises into a holistic fertility workout plan enhances not only your fertility but also your overall well-being. These are examples of easy exercises you can introduce into your day, in order to gain the maximum benefits, I recommend consulting with a preconception coach like myself to tailor routines to your needs. Also you can book a no-cost consultation with me today and discuss your fertility situation and get free support. Remember, while fitness is a piece of the puzzle, it's equally essential to consider emotional well-being, diet and stress levels. After all, fertility is a holistic journey.
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