Spring Has Sprung: Let’s talk about men’s fertilitySep 2020
Have you and your partner been thinking about bringing new life into the world?
Chances are you’re not alone. With warmer weather and longer days ahead, spring is a fantastic time to get your health in order and improve your chances of conceiving. We’ve put together some easy tips to help you on your fertility journey.
Having a cleaner lifestyle doesn’t have to be a chore. The first part of taking this step is to focus on the right types of foods – stick to unprocessed wholefoods that fit into the three major food groups: Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats. A diet high in processed foods and sugars may affect your health and get in the way of your chances of conceiving.
Paying attention to the labels of packaged and canned food will help you make informed decisions about what you should and should not put in your body. Balancing your plate and eliminating toxins is an easy way to not only improve your chances of conception, but also improve your personal health.
Supplementing is a simple option with a wide range of choices to suit every couple. If you’ve been struggling to conceive, it could be worth researching the supplement options available to you and your partner.
Ubiquinol, the active form of CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10) has been shown to protect sperm cells from damage and play a vital role in sperm cell energy production and motility. It’s important to consult with your partner and a health professional to see which supplements suit your diet and lifestyle.
Stress is unfortunately a constant for many young couples – managing a mortgage or rent, bills and a full-time job can impact your own health, and consequently the health of your sperm. Studies suggest that reducing stress as well as working through difficulties is crucial for your mental wellbeing, happiness and fertility levels. 
Creating healthy habits to manage your stress levels is easier than you think, and could improve your chances of bringing a healthy bub into the world. Taking the time to focus on the things that you enjoy, or setting time aside to relax with family and friends is a great way to focus, center yourself and appreciate the world around you.
Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare practitioner.