Cycling Is A Great Way To Boost Your Sperm Count
Did I get your attention with that title?
OK, so there’s a lot of rubbish written about cycling - stuff about how all cyclists jump red lights, how it’s really, really dangerous, and if you believe the Daily Mail amongst others , it’s a sure-fire route to erectile dysfunction and significantly reduced sperm count. Apparently,
…competitors covering more than 186 miles per week on their bicycles had just four per cent of normal-shaped sperm. To father a child, at least 30 per cent of sperm should have a normal shape.
The report [by Professor Diana Vaamonde, from the University of Cordoba Medical School in Spain, researching Ironman triathlon competitors] speculated that poor sperm quality results from a number of factors: irritation and compression of the testes against the saddle, and the heat produced by wearing tight Lycra cycling shorts . Sperm production is highly sensitive to body temperature.