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Exercise helps in conceiving

Couples that are having trouble conceiving may want to consider sending the man to the gym.

A study that was released at this week's International Federation of Fertility Societies and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine - jointly held meetings in Boston - says that men who get seven hours of exercise per week had a higher-than-average concentration of sperm.

The meeting also unveiled two other studies that show men's consumption of alcohol and caffeine do not affect the ability to conceive.

For more, visit the WebMD website.


Q&A with author of study linking gym attendance and higher salary

Cleveland State University professor Billy (Vasilios) D. KosteasAs noted yesterday in the IHRSA Blog, a Cleveland State University associate professor wrote a paper that found that those who regularly exercise on average earn 9% more than those who do not. He explained that the purpose was to see if there was a relationship between being in shape and making more money.

For a Q&A with him and a link to the paper, click here.