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Study Finds Guys Who Exercise More Have Healthier Sperm

While there’s no denying the benefits of exercise when it comes to your heart health and wellbeing, a new study is suggesting it may even keep your sperm healthy. 

The research, published in Human Reproduction, analysed samples from hundreds of qualified sperm donors. While all men displayed healthy sperm, those who were more active each week had better sperm motility – how well their sperm moves and it’s ability to implant an egg. 

“Regular exercise may improve semen quality parameters among healthy, non-infertile men,” study co-author Dr. Yi-Xin Wang of Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, told Reuters.

While the findings suggest exercise is beneficial, it’s still unclear which type of movement or the best workout length for optimal fertility.

Previously, urologist Dr. Ali Dabaja told Men’s Health that maintaining a healthy weight can help with sperm health. 

“If you have a lot of body fat, you’re going to have a lot of oxidative stress to the body,” Dabaja said.

According to Dabaja, an increase in oxidative stress can lower sperm quality. 

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