Does exercise affect ovulation?

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Does exercise affect ovulation?

Postby missymoo3 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:21 am

I started running in an attempt to lose weight to help conception. I did conceive but sadly was told last week that I am carrying an empty sac.

I want to go back to trying to lose weight but last time it seemed to make my ovulation later, and I don't want to do anything to affect ovulation.

Does anyone know any information about how quite strenuous exercise can affect ovulation? I went from not doing anything to running 3K so it was hard on my body.

Do you think maybe 5 lots of 40 minute sessions on the cross trainer would be better if I kept my pulse down to about 140?

Thanks for any advice.

I weight 182lb and am 5'2" and so really could do with some weight loss.
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Postby hunnybunny23 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:41 am

too much vigorous exercise can affect fertility. but if you already had issues with ovulation then it wont be that. if you have been exercising more than 7 hours a week and things have recently changed think about toning it down. exercise is good for obese people like myself trying to conceive it helps stress levels :)

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Postby StarC » Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:45 pm

I would most definitely tone down the exercise.
While most exercise is great, sometimes you can have too much of a good thing.
Perhaps take it down to walking. My Dr recommends nothing over 30 minutes/day... but says every day is fine.
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Postby goobermom » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:21 pm

My re recommended power walking for weight loss while ttc
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Re: Does exercise affect ovulation?

Postby Nevaeh » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:03 am

Hey, my dear. We, as women are obsessed with fitness. We also love eating and chocolate. I’m one of whom adores chocolates and hamburgers. But I resist my desire. I follow a lifestyle and diet. Besides these things, I should exercise. My doctor warned me of excessive training. Studies have shown that high-intensity workouts can alter the hormonal balance, disrupt ovulation and alter the entire menstrual cycle.
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Re: Does exercise affect ovulation?

Postby Presley » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:10 am

"If you make a dramatic increase in your exercise level, even if BMI or body fat percentage stays the same, the stress can have a negative effect on reproductive hormone production and fertility".So I really need to exercise.My doctor advice was fertility likes regular exercises but it needs to be low-impact, moderate and done on a consistent basis. Good luck.
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Re: Does exercise affect ovulation?

Postby Ximena » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:12 am

Hi, I’m really happy because you insist on exercising. Our body health is so I want you to go on. But there some instructions you have to know to be saved. Women who are trying to conceive should exercise regularly at a moderate level, for 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week. Yoga is also so good. Try it and you will like it.
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Re: Does exercise affect ovulation?

Postby Savanah » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:14 am

There are some suitable exercises for whom try to conceive. Brisk walking, 5 times a week, for 30 minutes to 1 hour and dancing is easy and useful. Nia, Zumba, and aerobics 2-3 times a week are good too. Try bike riding, light jogging or swimming. You may like one of them. The most important thing don’t have over exercising.
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