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    Default to exercise or not???

    Hi ladies, I was wondering if anyone has any advice to offer on exercising while trying to concieve and ivfing.

    I really need to get back in shape as I have gained quite a few kilos but am so fearful it will affect my hormones.

    When I exercise i do an hour of weight training, an hour of walking and an hour of yoga each day. The weights is what I really need to do if I had to choose one. The one thing I would mention is in the months i dont exercise I get really sore boobies just before AF is due but when I do exercise I dont get any breast soreness. Would you think this is the exercise affecting my hormones?

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    3 hours a day is too much IMO. I'd focus on weights and 20 min cardio for fat burn afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dextersmum View Post
    Hi ladies, I was wondering if anyone has any advice to offer on exercising while trying to concieve and ivfing.

    I really need to get back in shape as I have gained quite a few kilos but am so fearful it will affect my hormones.

    When I exercise i do an hour of weight training, an hour of walking and an hour of yoga each day. The weights is what I really need to do if I had to choose one. The one thing I would mention is in the months i dont exercise I get really sore boobies just before AF is due but when I do exercise I dont get any breast soreness. Would you think this is the exercise affecting my hormones?
    It is my understanding that it is the overheating that is the risk factor in pregnancy- especially early pregnancy- as it can increase the risk of miscarriage.

    Weights would be useful (if you're not full on sweating/ overheating) as increased muscle mass will increase your metabolism and weight loss.
    Walking is great cardio- again not sweating. As a general rule if you can sing along to a song/ chat with a walking buddy you should be right.
    Yoga is great for relaxing- but the bikram type would be not recommended due to overheating.
    It is important to take at a one day off (or at least rotate those three so some days are 1-2) so your body can recouperate.
    I would double check with your FS or clinic nurse. But I think losing weight is a great benefit from what I have read about IVF in general. Reducing weight also decreases risks during pregnancy such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

    Good luck,
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    I'm not an expert but I am a regular exerciser. I have also been advised by my fs that u should not increase your core body temperature which will increase after 60 mins of intense exercise. I do a 30 min brisk walk or cross trainer and 20 mins of light weights 3 to 4 days a week. I'm usually an runner but to er on the safe side have decided to stick with walking. U just need to tailor your exercise as needed. I'm also thinking about starting yoga which is meant to be great.

    I have unfortunately been struck by a bad cold flu so have taken a break altigther until I've fully recovered.

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    My FS has said that exercise is fine, but to keep it pretty light (e.g., walking). He directly advised against any 'sweaty' exercise, for the reasons people have mentioned above.

    Prior to seeing him I was seeing a PT 3 times a week, and working out an additional 3 times. He told me that was too much, and to cut it back to things that don't make you hot and sweaty.

    I have gained weight, which feels pretty nasty, but I keep holding on to the fact that this is only for a short period of time.


 

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