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How to Increase Sperm Mobility

author image Hannah Rice Myers
Based in Jamestown, Pa., Hannah Rice Myers has more than 10 years of experience as a freelance writer, specializing in the health industry. Many of her articles have appeared in newspapers, as well as "Curing Epilepsy: Hope Through Research." Rice Myers received her master's degree in nursing from Upstate Medical University in 2001.
How to Increase Sperm Mobility
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The ability of your sperm to move at the pace nature intended is critical for many reasons, namely conception. If they can't reach the egg fast enough, fertilization will not take place. While there are a number of causes for this, there are a number of ways you can speed up your sperm. You simply need to know what to do and be vigilant in your efforts.

How to Increase Sperm Mobility

Step 1

Hold yourself back. Refraining from intercourse and/or masturbation for two to three days between each ejaculation gives your sperm time to build up their strength while increasing in numbers.

Step 2

Turn down the heat. Overheated testicles can make your sperm slow and sluggish. To revive them, switch from briefs to boxers; this allows for the flow of air throughout the day, keeping them cool. Avoid hot tubs and saunas, and after you take a hot shower, place a cool cloth on your testicles to stimulate circulation. Once stimulated, your sperm will begin moving again.

Step 3

Examine your lifestyle. If you enjoy smoking a cigarette after each meal or Friday night beer dates with the boys, you may want to reconsider both of these habits as they are contributing factors to sperm immobility. According to the doctors of Male Fertiliy.md, smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day slows your sperm down considerably, while regular alcohol consumption can lower your production.

Step 4

Reduce your stress. Stress hormones can damage your sperm and their ability to move efficiently. To combat this and reverse the damage, use stress-relieving techniques such as meditation, yoga and moderate exercise. Taking 10 minutes to close your eyes and breathe deeply can help during stressful situations.

Step 5

Make dietary changes. If your diet is poor, chances are your health is not optimal. Although you may feel fine, your insides may not be functioning as well as they could. Begin by eating as many organic foods as possible; non-organic fruits, vegetables and meats contain pesticides and hormones that may damage your sperm.

Eliminate as many processed foods as possible; these are home to trans fats, which can also damage sperm. Replace these with nuts and whole grains, both of which are full of zinc, a mineral that helps replenish sperm while increasing their mobility. Green leafy vegetables are also a must; they contain the fertility vitamin--vitamin E.

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