Are you having trouble getting pregnant? If you have been trying to get pregnant for 12 months and you’re under the age of 35, you should talk to your doctor. If you’re over 35, consider talking to your doctor after 6 months of trying. If you’re over 40, consider evaluation before 6 months. If you’re not having regular periods but you’re trying to get pregnant, talk to your doctor. Some portions of your evaluation and treatments may be available at our office. Otherwise we can refer you to a fertility specialist.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that adults do 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity a week, along with muscle-strengthening activities on 2 days or more a week. Another option is to do 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity and 2 days of muscle-strengthening activity a week. Following these guidelines will give you important health benefits and help you maintain your weight.
Working out in a group, even an online support group, can help keep you motivated. Check with your local fitness clubs or community centers for exercise classes that interest you, such as yoga, Pilates, spinning, and dance. You also can consult a personal trainer or fitness instructor who will set a routine for you to follow. There also are many videos, apps, websites, books, and magazines available on exercise and fitness. Regular exercise can be difficult to maintain, but has many important health benefits. If you’re not currently exercising regularly, do what you can! Every little bit counts!