A high body-mass index (BMI) combined with a sedentary lifestyle decreases the likelihood of natural conception. Dutch researchers randomized 574 infertile, obese women to a six-month lifestyle program of lowered calories and increased physical activity followed by infertility treatment. Those in this group experienced 10% higher natural conception than the control group which received infertility treatments immediately.
LifeTip: Modest weight loss and more exercise can increase the chances of natural conception in young infertile, obese women. Achieve your level of fitness by following the tips in Dr. DeRose’s presentation “Lose Weight Naturally.”
Adapted from PositiveChoices.com