Sperm count and sperm motility are important aspects of male fertility. They refer to the concentration of sperm in semen and the quality of sperm. Having a low sperm count or sperm with poor motility may or may not lead to infertility but a low sperm count can make conceiving a child more difficult. The good news is that there are many things you can do to improve your sperm count and fertility. Here are a few ideas:
Exercise has many benefits. Firstly, it helps regulate weight and keeps you from becoming overweight or obese. Both these conditions can affect sperm quantity and quality. Exercise also helps boost testosterone levels. However, too much exercise can also be a bad thing – it has the potential to reduce testosterone.
Get Plenty of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an antioxidant. This can help reduce inflammation, boost the immune system and help reduce the impact of environmental pollutants on the body. All of these factors contribute indirectly to sperm quantity and quality. Some studies have also showen that vitamin C supplements can have a direct impact on sperm quality and fertility.
Stress does not directly impact fertility but it can reduce libido and make sex unsatisfactory. In this way, it can make it difficult for a couple to conceive. Thus, it is important to minimize stress. Starting the day with yoga and meditation is a simple way you can ease the stress in your life.
Take Zinc Supplements
The levels of zinc in the body are closely related to testosterone levels. A zinc deficiency is one of the common causes of male infertility and poor sperm quality. This mineral can be consumed in the form of foods such as eggs, meat and fish or zinc supplements. Zinc supplements can also negate the effect of excessive exercises on testosterone levels.
Get Enough sleep
An adult should get an average of 6-8 hours of good sleep every night. This does not only keep him healthy but also maintains fertility. Research has shown that getting inadequate sleep can cause low sperm quality. To improve your sleep, try maintaining a sleep schedule and avoid using electronic devices just before going to bed.
Take Fenugreek Supplements
Many studies have shown that taking fenugreek supplements can improve sperm count and the overall semen quality. It also helps with fat loss and boosting testosterone levels. Some men have also said that fenugreek supplements help deal with erectile dysfunction and make sexual intercourse more satisfactory for both partners.
Get More Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Omega 3 and Omega 6 are healthy fats. These fats play an important role in the development of the membrane around the sperm. Thus, increasing consumption of these healthy fats can promote sperm health. These fats are available in the form of fish or supplements.
On the other hand, you should reduce your consumption of unhealthy fats in processed sugar, cream, oils and fast foods. These fats can have a negative effect on the development of sperm membranes.
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