Exercising is important to your body, health and fertility in many ways. I’ve broken down the cycle in the different parts and have discussed ideas that might benefit your body best during each of them. Finding the exercises that will boost your fertility and help your overall health will provide benefits for a long time to come.
Menses Portion Cycle
During the menses part of your cycle, you should try calming exercises. Okay, seriously, who wants to work out while you’re on your period? I sure as heck don’t. So calming exercises sounds like the most work I want to do. Yoga, walking and stretching can help decrease the pain caused by cramping. These types of exercises can also boost your mood, which we all know can decrease greatly during this time of the month.
During the follicular phase, you’ll notice an increase in energy levels. This is when you’ll see your estrogen levels increase as well. As your energy levels increase, now would be a great time for cardio but make sure to stretch first to lower the chances of injuries.
Ovulation (Go Time)
During ovulation, you may notice that your body is feeling a little off, you may just need a rest day. Your hormones have been going crazy so give your body the day off that its craving. You’ll be burning some calories in the bedroom later anyway, wink wink. You’ve earned a day of relaxation and recovery.
Finally, during the luteal phase, you’ll notice that your body temperature may slightly increase, making long workouts seem near impossible. Is it hot in here or is it just me? Instead you should try interval training which will be great for those days where you’re experiencing an increase in energy still but can’t seem to make it through hour long exercise routines.
As you can see your body responds differently during the different phases of your cycle. Exercising is great for your overall health and is one of the factors that will help boost your fertility. Exercise isn’t the only thing that helps your fertility and health. What you fuel your body with impacts your body too. Many kinds of food help boost your fertility too.
Let me know what exercises you like to do during the different parts of the month. I’m always up for new ideas.