Getting Fit For Fertility? When More Is Less

How often do you hit the gym? A recent study published in Fertility and Sterility demonstrated that women that were active during the year leading up to their IVF procedure had higher pregnancy rates that women that were more sedentary. 

It makes sense, right? Exercise beneficially affects stress modulation, hormonal regulation, sleep, energy levels, glucose tolerance, and blood circulation. All of these improve a woman’s chance of conceiving.

Nearly everyone knows that exercise is good for your health. But not everyone is aware of how much exercise is optimal for your fertility, and more isn't actually always better. In a 2012 study that looked at more than 3,500 women, researchers found that for women with normal weight, vigorous physical activity actually decreased their chances of conception.

Here's three ways to make sure you're exercising right...