Even with in-vitro fertilization, becoming pregnant can be very difficult for some women. A study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility found that women who practice yoga have a significantly higher pregnancy rate – 52 percent - than women who don’t – 20 percent. Researchers believe that practicing stress management during an in-vitro-fertilization cycle can have a significant impact on pregnancy results, likely linked to muscle relaxation and lower stress levels. The connection between mind and body can be deeply complex, and the stress associated with trying to conceive can potentially influence whether a woman succeeds.
Sometimes hitting the gym and eating healthy food isn’t enough to jump-start the road to self-improvement. Techniques to benefit the mind are often overlooked because disciplining the brain is less tangible and requires challenging ourselves in unique ways. Here are some surprising ways to achieve better mental health.
In our fast-paced lives it can be tough to find time to research diet choices, meet with a personal trainer, and even maintain a normal sleep schedule. Luckily, technology is finding ways to help us with clever, easy-to-use apps for smartphones and tablets. Here are some of the most popular health apps that you should know about.