6 Ways to Better Fertility Health for Men
Attention, gentlemen! Here are 6 things you can do to support male fertility health.
Keep 'em healthy
A male’s reproductive health is defined by three aspects of sperm:
- health of the individual sperm
- amount or concentration of sperm
- volume of the overall sperm
Lifestyle and nutrition play a role in sperm health and quality.
1. Take Your Vitamins
Vitamins D, C, E, and CoQ10, are important for sperm health and vitality. Getting enough zinc is one of the cornerstones of male fertility. Plant sterols help reduce prostate inflammation while polyphenols improve cell performance.
2. Love Your Heart
Go for regular check-ups to identify risk factors. Maintain a healthy diet and weight. Add an Omega-3 supplement to support heart health.
3. Hit the Pillow
Improve your chances of getting a good night’s rest
- Silence the mind. Try meditation, praying, or listening to music.
- Avoid coffee for at least six hours before bed.
- Put away electronic devices that emit blue light an hour before sleep.
4. Keep Your Dental Health in Check
Your oral health is linked to your overall physical and mental health. Poor oral health can lead to major health issues such as heart attacks, stroke, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. Improve dental hygiene.
5. Move It!
Regular exercise – particularly resistance training – is shown to be associated with lower cardiovascular risk. Exercising regularly can boost testosterone levels and improve fertility.
6. Choose Cotton Underwear
Keeping your sperm at an adequate temperature and allowing lots of air flow to the scrotum can help cultivate the right environment for healthy sperm.