How To Improve Your Fertility

ovulation-fertilityOvulation happens between the 11th and 21ist day of your monthly period. The normal menstrual cycle is 28 to 32 days. During this time your cervical mucus helps the sperm by being more slippery in order for them to reach your egg.

An egg is released each month and travels down to the fallopian tube to reach your uterus. If done correctly the sperm will fertilize while in the uterus. An egg’s expiration is last for 24 hours after it has left the ovary. Since sperm can live up to 5 days, it is better to plan ahead with your partner to know when you are most like to get pregnant.

Some of the simple ways to boost your ovulation are:

  1. Organic foods
  2. Avoid plastics. There are certain ingredients in plastic that can affect your ovulation.
  3. Avoid caffeine and alcohol.
  4. Increase your food intake that are rich in folic acid.
  5. Keep your weight under control.

A study was made and it found out that a person with above normal BMI (body mass index) takes longer to conceive compared with persons with normal BMI. Reduce your weight by 10% and you’ll increase your pregnancy as well as ovulation rates.

For men, obesity can result in low testosterone which means inability to impregnate. There is also the age factor for men. Ages 45 and above took longer to impregnate a woman according to a study.

Learning how to increase fertility naturally is the first step you should take. If it doesn’t work for you, you and your partner will need to go the doctor if you have been trying for more than a year.

What the doctor needs to know:

  1. Your alcohol intake
  2. Amount of smoke you consume per day
  3. Use of illegal drugs
  4. Any chemotherapy or exposure to radiation
  5. The time you have been trying to conceive as well as the last time you tried
  6. The medications you are taking, this includes vitamins and drugs without prescriptions
  7. History of sexually transmitted disease
  8. History of chronic illness from you and your family
  9. Changes in your body that you noticed



How To Throw A Football

footballpassHave you ever watched that NFL quarterback toss a 40-yard pass that has a tight spiral and hit a receiver in stride? Do you wish that you could do this? With a little help and a lot of practice, you can learn to throw like the pros – or at least to throw a good pass.

Start by gripping the ball. Many quarterbacks find the grip to be most effective with your index finger immediately before the laces, your thumb on the side of the ball opposite your index finger, and then your middle and ring finger one space apart with the laces under the last joint of your fingers.

If your hands are big enough, your pinky will end up on the far end of the laces. Unfortunately, most people won’t have big enough hands to grip like this. Adjust your grip so that it is comfortable to you, but the most important thing is that your thumb and index finger be on the “back” side of the ball – that is the end that is not pointing forward.

Once you have your grip start by holding the ball with your grip in your throwing hand and your other hand on the side of the ball for support. Your feet should be even about shoulder width apart.

Now, cock your arm back. In doing this, the “Front” point of the ball should be by your ear pointing to your target. Your elbow will be out to the side of you, behind your torso. You will feel tension pulling you back toward your normal position, but this will help you to throw it further. Your free arm will be slightly extended in front of you to help maintain balance.

After you finish cocking your arm, step forward with the foot opposite your throwing arm, but do not put much weight on it yet. It should be a full step in front of you when you finish, and the foot opposite your throwing arm will be half a step in front of the other foot with little weight on it.

As you begin your throwing motion, you will use this forward step to help you throw the ball further.

To start the actual throw, begin by bringing your elbow forward. Always remember, elbow first! Next, bring your forearm forward over your elbow until your hand is just ahead of your head. Don’t forget to snap your weight to the forward foot. Begin to let go of the ball and you have thrown a pass.

Up to this point, throwing a football isn’t much different than throwing anything else. However, here is where we add the spiral.

The spiral is vital as it helps the ball sail smooth and true to its target. A ball with a good spiral can go a lot farther and a lot more accurate than a ball without a spiral. To add a spiral, use your fingers to put a spin on the ball as it leaves your finger tips.

Do this by flicking your wrist downward at the last moment that your fingers are on the ball. Follow through at the end of your throw so that your index finger points at the ground and your throwing arm points at the receiver. This flick of the wrist can be tricky so practice just tossing the ball up from your grip position until you get the right effect, then use this same technique on your passes.

Throwing a football is an art. The biggest, strongest guys on the field are usually not the best at throwing. The nice thing about throwing the ball is that it is the same technique whether you are throwing 5 yards or 50 yards with only a little different release angle and force.

Practice throwing short 5 -10 yard passes until you get the spiral every time. Work on your technique until it becomes second nature, and then when you start throwing longer passes, you will be able to concentrate on leading the receiver and getting the distance right. Good luck!