Your everyday behaviors can influence how quickly you fall asleep at night (and how restorative that shuteye is), keep you from losing weight, even influence the health of your offspring. Small decisions carry over to so many big facets of your life, so why not start good habits, today, and kick the bad ones to the curb so you can enjoy better health for you and your future mini me?
After all, research shows you can change the strength of your genes by keeping them in top shape (hello, super baby)—and conversely pass on the bad ones, like obesity, too. So, we talked to Jake Anderson-Bialis, co-founder of FertilityIQ, a service that connects patients with credible, highly-detailed, and unbiased information about fertility doctors and clinics in the U.S. Here, the behaviors he says can help you out in the fertility department. (For the bad behaviors you need to quit, check out 7 Everyday Habits Hurting Your Fertility.)