"I may have been too intense and I think if I try again to have another baby, I will change my regimen," the runner told ABC news. Joyce's story is interesting to anyone who has ever asked themselves whether it is a good idea to do intense work outs while trying to conceive. Of course, when you look at Joyce, we are not talking about a few aerobics classes a week, but about a professional sports career. Her story does show that there is indeed such as thing as too much exercise in a fertility context, though. Some fertility doctors confirm this, saying that long distance runners, bodybuilders, and ballet dancers have fertility problems more often.
If you are among those women who enjoy a professional career in sports or ballet and you are trying to conceive, perhaps taking a break from your work out regimes is something that you have reason to seriously think about. Indeed, some sources claim that even recreational jogging can impact fertility. Women who are worried about their fertility, and suspect that their high level of physical activity could be responsible for their failure to get pregnant, might want to discuss this with their doctors before resorting to ovulation-inducing drugs such as Clomid.