Exercise to Balance Hormones
Some people can immediately feel the difference in their hormones (even though they may not know this is what it is) when they engage in exercise. The mood improves, they sleep better, and they may even experience an increase in their sexual appetite. All of these changes occur with changes in hormones. For example, we often hear about the ‘feel good hormone’ serotonin increasing with exercise.
Our bodies are created to eat healthy and be active each and every day but so many of us don’t even come close to this normal existence. If you want to become pregnant it’s vital, yet often overlooked, to engage in regular exercise in order to get your hormones in order – or in other words balanced.
From the release of the egg to the condition of the sperm and its ability to reach and fertilize the egg, hormones play a role in just about every process when it comes to conception.
Be sure you do some cardio exercises as well as strength training. I caution you against long distance cardio exercising as this in itself has been thought to cause problems with hormones and fertility. Engaging in burst training and weight training is the best way to exercise to effectively balance your hormones.