Male infertility is a vast topic as there’s such a wide range of potential causes. You might be surprised to hear that certain exercises or exercise habits can have an impact on your fertility. Here’s what you should know about the relationship between exercise and male fertility.
How Exercise Impacts Your Fertility
Certain exercises that generate a great deal of heat around the testicles can be harmful to your fertility. Hot yoga, for example, a style of yoga that’s typically performed in humid conditions can create an excess of heat in the testes that can reduce your sperm count.
Exercising intensively or competitively can also make you less fertile. Exercising intensively has been linked to an increase in free radicals which can decrease sperm count.
This is not to say that you should not exercise at all. In fact, someone who is incredibly sedentary and doesn’t exercise at all is more likely to have a much lower sperm count than someone who does exercise. One of the best things you can do for your fertility as well as your overall health is to take a balanced approach to physical exercise.
Like most things in life, you should exercise in moderation. The key is to exercise at a healthy pace without overtaxing your body or generating too much heat and subsequently decimating your sperm count.
Schedule an Appointment and Meet the Fertility Experts at Z Urology
If you’re concerned about how exercise could be affecting your fertility, you should have a chat with one of the experts at Z Urology in Fort Lauderdale. Male infertility can be a struggle, but in many cases, it can be treated quite easily with the help of a knowledgeable urologist.
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