While at the gym today (which I not so affectionately call the place of hell and torture), I started thinking...does exercising too hard reduce fertility?
I don't exercise too hard now. I've cut down how high I get my heart rate. Also, my SIL, who is pregnant, is constantly doing Zumba. So I think that the impact is probably relatively mild. However, I did a quick search that suggested that working out too hard does decrease fertility although we should be working out.
I thought I'd ask the community...does anyone have a story about how they changed their workout habits once they started TTC or once they were diagnosed with infertility?
My story is that I do the elliptical 3 times a week and I walk to and from work. My heart rate, according to those machines, used to be in the 160s range. Now, I've started to try to keep my heart rate down to 150 or less. I'm starting to gain weight because I've been eating the same amount (maybe a little more because I'm so upset about this infertility!) and exercising less strenuously. I'm not sure how strenuous is too strenuous and what my goal should be!!
Thanks for the stories!