Workouts May Hurt FertilityI've posted before about the association between vigorous exercise and infertility or delayed fertility. With Halloween over and more holiday eating just ahead, women may feel the need to workout more to counterbalance all of the additional calories.
Here is an article about a study which confirms that exercises such as running or aerobics may reduce the chances of a woman getting pregnant. The article also mentions that it may be harder for a fertilized egg to implant if a woman is too active. Read more:
cycling or gardening, was associated with getting pregnant more quickly for all women, regardless of weight.
Women who spent more than five hours per week doing moderate exercise were 18 percent more likely to become pregnant during any given menstrual cycle than women who performed moderate exercise for less than an hour each week.
However, normal-weight and very lean women who reported high levels of vigorous exercise, such as running or aerobics, took longer to get pregnant. Those who exercised vigorously for more than five hours each week had a 32 percent lower chance of becoming pregnant during a given cycle than women who did not exercise vigorously at all...
... Having too little body fat may be a factor for some women, and it's known that competitive female athletes and very underweight women sometimes experience menstrual irregularities.
Exercise may also affect the fertilized egg's ability to implant in the uterus. One previous study of women undergoing in vitro fertilization found a higher risk of implantation failure among women who did a lot of running or cycling.