Get the most out of Trak (Part 3: Improve)
Trak is more than just a home test kit - it’s a whole new approach to fertility that can help you maximize your sperm production and tilt the odds of conception into your favor.
Think of Trak the same way you think about your bathroom scale when you’re trying to get in shape – instead of shedding some pounds you’re going to Trak yourself to into elite sperm producing shape.
In Parts 1 and 2, I gave some tips on optimizing the test and learn steps of the approach. Finally, here are some tips to get the most out of step 3: Improve
Now that you can measure it, you can improve it. Sperm count is kind of a unique health parameter, in that it can rise and fall, ebb and flow for a lot of different reasons. With Trak we want to arm you with the tools you need to optimize your sperm health.
Start early. Don’t battle nature, you won’t win. The sooner you can take steps to improve your fertility, the better your chances of success.
"Don't procrastinate if you want to procreate." - Me.
Focus on the things you can do. You’ll find a lot of the recommendations for optimizing your sperm production are good general health recommendations: eating better, being more active, quitting smoking, etc. Don’t worry, we’re not talking about quitting your vices for the rest of your life (although that doesn’t hurt!), we’re recommending focusing on these things at this point in your life for your path to fatherhood. Others are even easier: stay out of the hot tub and off your mountain bike for a few months to give your boys a breather. Adopting a few of these habits can make a big difference. For me, I just focused on reducing my BMI from “overweight” to “normal”, and my sperm count nearly doubled.
Do it together. Work with her to make a “you and me” fertility boosting plan and tackle this one as a team. Many of the fertility-friendly lifestyle recommendations are gender-neutral, and it can really help to support each other and take this on together.
Don’t be afraid of the doctors. Many fertility issues require medical intervention, and again the sooner you can identify the problem and take action, the more likely you’ll be successful. If you’re testing Low with Trak, use our Find a Doctor tool to find a men’s reproductive health specialist in your area and give them a call to discuss next steps. And show them your Trak data – you’ll have that much of a head start in the process.