Being a parent is one of the greatest joys a family can experience, which is why we at LUMIROUS would like to assist those who are trying for one! While preparing for a pregnancy, it’s important that both partners are prepared to improve their chances of conceiving.
It takes two to tango, which is why male fertility is equally as important as female fertility! While infertility may be a condition that affects many couples, there are many natural methods that you can opt for to increase and boost your chances of a successful pregnancy.
LUMIROUS has prepared a list of activities and tips to help you! Here are 10 natural ways that you can boost fertility in males to increase your possibilities of being a dad.
5 Natural Ways to Boost Male Fertility
Be Physically Active
Your body mass index (BMI) matters a lot when it comes to boosting fertility. Men who are overweight and have a BMI over 25 may have trouble as it directly affects the quality and quantity of your sperm.
A good way to avoid this is by making sure you incorporate a regular exercise routine into your daily life. Even simple workout routines such as yoga can boost testosterone and ultimately fertility levels.
However, it is important to remember that extremely intense workouts are not the answer either. In fact, too much exercise can reduce testosterone levels instead. This is why it's best to maintain a simple routine that can be maintained in the long run instead.
Improve Your Sleep Hygiene
We spend half of our lives asleep, which is why it is not surprising that sleep is extremely important when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In order to improve your semen quality, you should keep to a regular sleeping schedule of 5 to 6 hours a day.
Both oversleeping and lack of sleep can reduce fertility levels in males so it is best to be consistent with a sleeping routine.
Quit Smoking and Drinking Alcohol
Despite it being rather obvious, major lifestyle changes need to take place in order to boost male fertility levels—specifically the use of cigarettes and alcohol.
It’s time to quit smoking, as tobacco can reduce both sperm count and quality. It affects both moderate and heavy smokers, so it is best to quit all together to improve your chances of increasing fertility.
Alcohol is not too far off either, as heavy consumption reduces testosterone levels as well as the quality of sperm. We’d suggest going cold turkey on both just to be safe.
Wear Loose Boxers and Pants
Say goodbye to briefs. Sperm health have been directly linked to wearing clothes that are too tight, which means it's time to make the change to boxers instead.
It is also important to keep track of your other bottoms as well, such as trousers and jeans. Opt for more of a comfy fit instead of the skin-tight clad look. This also helps your sperm to breathe more, which also improves its quality.
Find Healthy Outlets to Manage Your Stress
Stress is unavoidable in everyday life. That being said, stress has several negative effects—such as reducing one’s libido and limiting sperm production. In order to prevent this from happening and reduce your chances of a successful pregnancy, you should learn how to manage your stress instead.
Try breathing exercises to help center yourself or speak to a professional about more serious issues. Don’t forget to reach out to your friends and loved ones as well for support if you need any.
With that, we have wrapped up our list of how to boost male fertility! You can also check out our previous article on 10 ways to boost female fertility here.
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