Exercise Helps Obese Women Conceive
Going for a run might boost your chances of getting pregnant. A study of more than 3,600 Danish women found that overweight and obese women who spent more than five hours a week doing vigorous exercise were more likely to conceive than their less-active peers. And participants of every weight who got more than five hours of moderate exercise weekly were 18 percent more likely to conceive than those who worked out less often. A word of warning: Normal-weight and extra-slim women who exercised vigorously for more than five hours a week had a harder time getting pregnant.
Source: Fertility and Sterility, published online March 16, 2012
Safety Note: Check with your health care provider before making big changes in your exercise plan, which could require adjustments in your meds, foods, or other treatment.