Two of my clients started ovulating again, and got pregnant naturally for the first time. One of the major lifestyle changes they each made was cutting back on long sessions of high-intensity exercise several times a week.

And it’s not just them. Studies have shown that the type and intensity of exercise can contribute to ovulatory infertility.

One reason is that high-intensity exercise can increase cortisol, known as the fight or flight hormone, which is can disrupt your period, cause sugar cravings and increase weight gain.

If you’re trying to conceive, consider moderate intensity exercise that is opening and expansive. And also consider whether weight loss is part of the plan.

In general, yoga, walking, swimming or Pilates are good options. As is resistance or light weight training.

But remember, when it comes to all things fertility, every body is unique. Consult your doctor before starting any new exercise routine.

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