4 fertility resolutions to make to boost your fertility in 2019
Want to finally get pregnant and give birth in 2019? To maximize the chances of that happening, go ahead and commit yourself to these 5 fertility resolutions that you can make to boost your fertility this year!
#1: Cut back on bad habits
Look, we get it. Giving up coffee (or alcohol, or smoking, or whatever your vice is!) feels like the HARDEST thing in the world.
But at the end of the day, it boils down to this… what do you value more? Being able to drink as and when you like, or having a baby and establishing a family?
Now, if you’ve tried to quit your bad habit(s) unsuccessfully, we recommend using a habit-breaking app to keep yourself on track. One of the more popular apps out there is HabitBull, but there are a ton of options, so download a few to see which works best for you.
#2: Eat better
Regardless of whether you’re trying to get pregnant, eating better WILL improve your overall health, so there’s really no reason as to why you shouldn’t do this.
Pro-tip: instead of just saying that you want to eat better in 2019, make goals that are more specific and quantifiable. This way, it’s easier to make sure that you’re sticking to your goals!
I want to eat fast food only once per week.
I want to stop eating past 10pm.
I want to eat at least 2 servings of vegetables everyday.
If you cook at home, check out this list of healthy meals you can prepare in 10 minutes flat.
If you frequent hawker centres and food courts, read our article on the best (and worst!) hawker dishes for fertility.
If you don’t even have time to leave your desk for lunch, try the plethora of healthy food delivery options available.
#3: Sleep more
Now, sleeping more is fairly straightforward, and the same goes for sleeping at the same time – so let’s just focus on how you can get better quality sleep.
Some things that you might want to do include:
Get blackout curtains
Get a white noise machine
Cut out naps in the day
Reduce your caffeine intake
Exercise early in the day (instead of at night)
Stop using electronics an hour prior to bedtime
#4: Exercise more
Everyone knows that exercising is good for health… but most folks STILL don’t commit to a regular workout routine.
The way we see it, there are three big factors that put people off from exercising. These are:
It takes too much time
First things first: if you feel like you don’t have enough time to exercise, here’s an easy workaround: do 5 minute HIIT workouts instead of forcing yourself to spend an entire hour in the gym.
These workouts might be short, but they’re highly intensive, and you’ll definitely feel the effects!
Alright, what if you don’t like to exercise because it’s inconvenient?
Simple – choose to do activities that are low-maintenance, and don’t require much equipment.
For example: if you want to schedule in yoga after work, you might need to bring a change of clothes and a yoga mat to work, and that might put you off.
Here’s a great alternative – just do body-weight exercises at home instead. These rely on your body weight, and you don’t need any fancy gear/equipment/clothes.
Last but not least, if you don’t like exercising because you think it’s boring, then skip the typical running / gym session and opt for something more fun. Your options include:
Knock yourself out!