Just as a mother-to-be prepares her body for conception, men should take steps boost their own fertility.
Try a few minor lifestyle changes to help keep your sperm count as high as possible:
Let your boys breathe. High temperatures in the testicles can lower your sperm count. While trying to conceive, avoid tight clothing, frequent bike rides, hot baths and saunas.
Avoid excessive exercise. Working out to maintain a healthy weight can help fertility, but overdoing it may lower testosterone levels and cause an adverse effect. Make sure to exercise in moderation.
Reduce stress. Trying to have a baby can be taxing on both your mind and body. Take time to relax throughout the day with massages, walks or whatever calms you down when you feel anxious.
Steer clear of drugs and alcohol. Tobacco, marijuana and alcoholic beverages have been linked to low sperm count and can hinder fertility.
Keep away from pesticides. Chemicals used in traditional farming can affect the quality of sperm. Eat organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible.
Keep in mind that a man’s overall health can be just as crucial to conception as that of a woman. Work together with your partner to make healthy choices every day for the best chance of becoming parents.
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