How healthy living is also good for sperm

The evidence shows that positive behavioural changes can help improve male infertility

Con, a 35-year-old man with obesity, is worried about his fertility.


A recent sperm analysis demonstrated oligospermia.

He works as an executive for an advertising company and travels weekly.

His life is stressful and he eats poorly — mostly fast foods or hotel meals. He has no time for exercise and leads a sedentary life of sitting in cars, offices or on flights.

Con feels he is under constant pressure from work, leading him to drink an average of four to five 570ml glasses of beer a day as well as up to six cups of coffee.