Are your swimmers paddling up to par? These scientific study will help you figure it out.
You will need to have a medical check up session with your health provider to be accurately sure that things are fine with your semen. However, these scientific signs do suggest that you have a healthy $perm.
You are fit
Actually, you don’t even have to boast a six-pack – as long as you don’t have a gut (protruding belly), your semen is probably in tip-top shape.
Researchers from the Netherlands found that men with a waist circumference of 40 inches or greater had lower $perm concentrations and counts of normal-moving $perm than guys with a more whittled waist. It is believed that carrying too much weight – especially around your midsection – may interfere with the release of S3@.x:’ hormones, as well as the production and development of $perm.
You eat well
Harvard University researchers found that men who ate the most processed meat had significantly lower counts of normal-shaped $perm compared to those who consumed the lowest.
Fish, on the other hand, seemed to have a protective effect. Guys who ate the most fish – especially dark-meat kinds like salmon and tuna – had a 65 percent greater $perm concentration than those who ate the least. Credit fish’s omega-3s, since long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids play a part in $perm production, the researchers say. So if you’re looking to strengthen your swimmers, sub out your pepperoni topping for some anchovies.
You do not wear briefs
Wearing tight underwear could be suffocating your $perm, too.
A 2012 study from the U.K. found that men who wore boxer shorts instead of tight-fitting underwear were 24 percent less likely to have a low-motile $perm count. Motility, or how $perm swims, is important, because sluggish $perm can have difficulty reaching the egg to successfully fertilize it.
Loose-fitting underwear may result in lower scrotal temperatures compared to tight-fitting underwear, hence an improvement in semen quality. There’s also evidence that elevated testicular temperatures may hinder $perm production. So if you want to be on the safe side, let your junk breathe.
Researchers from Harvard found that men who got their blood pumping in moderate to vigorous exercise 15 hours or more a week had a $perm concentration that was 73 percent higher than guys who didn’t work out at that intensity at all.
Not only does exercise help tamp down your weight – which can affect reproductive health – but it may also increase the expression of antioxidants throughout your body, the researchers believe. So regular gym sessions could actually prevent free radicals from damaging $perm cells. Researchers also found that guys who watched TV more than 20 hours a week had a $perm concentration that was 44 percent lower than those who kept the TV off.