May is National Walking month and it’s the perfect time to get yourself outside, start moving and take in that Spring sunshine.
Although walking alone doesn’t have the power to change your fertility journey, it certainly does have many health benefits that shouldn’t be overlooked when trying for a baby.
Daily walking can: Help you to lose weight and along with a balanced diet, help you to reduce your BMI. Having a higher BMI can often affect your fertility journey.
Daily walking can: Provide you with a safe and sociable way to raise your heart rate, whilst also being gentle on your bones and your body whilst TCC or pregnant.
Daily walking can: Give your body more sunlight and Vitamin D. Vitamin D is an essential vitamin, especially when TCC or pregnant. Vitamin D is vital for your immune system, your bones and your blood cells as it assists your body in absorbing other minerals too.
Daily walking can: Reduce your anxiety. When outside, the sunlight gives a signal to your brain to release the hormone serotonin. Serotonin helps to keep you calm, positive and can even raise your energy levels.
Daily Walking can: Improve your sleep! Your stress an anxiety of your fertility journey may be affecting your sleep. By getting outside and walking, you are helping to set your sleep cycle. Research shows that being exposed to early morning sunlight can help you sleep at night.
The NHS says that ‘walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier’ and we agree. Walking can boost your mood, keep your heart healthy and lower anxiety- so let’s all #WalkThisMay