It’s no secret that exercise is good for the mind, body, and soul. It helps maintain a healthy weight, manage stress, and elevate self-esteem. What you probably didn’t know about is exercise’s amazing impact on fertility health and that weight plays a significant role in your ability to conceive.

Therefore, a fitness routine is vital for your fertility, and it’s important to stick to safe exercises that do not strain your muscles or overwork your body.

Luckily, we’ve put together a list of fun and easy summer workouts to help improve your preconception health!

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Swimming

Many women steer clear of swimming when trying-to-conceive because they fear getting bacterial vaginosis (BV). Bacterial vaginosis is a common vaginal infection, which occurs when there is an imbalance in “good” and “bad” bacteria in the vagina.

Nonetheless, the Centers for Disease Control has confirmed that you cannot get BV from swimming in pools. In fact, Jeffrey Steinberg, MD advises that women who are trying to get pregnant swim, since it is a great cardio exercise.

 

Power Walking

Take advantage of summer’s gorgeous weather and make time for power walking! Today’s Parent explains why walking should be added to your prenatal fitness regimen: “Walking at a reasonably fast pace for 20 to 30 minutes three or more times each week will help you to develop good strength, stamina, and cardiovascular health”.

 

Bike Riding

You never forget how to ride your bike and shouldn’t when trying to get pregnant! Cycling is a terrific low-impact exercise that will not harm your fertility health. Its benefits range from reducing stress, working out your muscles, increasing strength and stamina. Take a quick ride around your neighbor or a your local park to help improve your fertility.