Best Exercises for Women with PCOSBy Harshita Sehgal - 14 June 2020
Women with PCOS should regularly do physical activity as it does not only help in weight management but improves mood and can help with fertility as well. The hormonal imbalances, insulin resistance, and inflammation related to this condition make it difficult for women with PCOS to shed weight. So you must know the correct exercises and here are some great and best exercises for women with PCOS
Exercise like walking, jogging, cycling, and swimming are all great exercises that can help with PCOS. These exercises increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin. Doing 30 minutes of cardio exercise can help with weight loss and symptoms of depression and anxiety, also it improves the frequency of menstrual cycle and ovulation.
Pool workouts like swimming and aqua aerobics or Zumba are great activities for women with PCOS. These exercises use resistance to work on the entire body and are easy on the joints as well.
• Strength training
Bodyweight exercises such as squats, push-ups or tricep improve the function of insulin in your body. Strength training allows the body to burn fat and improve blood sugar levels, in the same way as cardio, while also increasing the potential for power growth and overall strength. You don’t always have to be in the gym to strength train as it doesn’t require equipment.
Another exercise that women with PCOS can do is cycling as it provides countless benefits to the body. So, if you don’t want to go to the gym, you can always go for cycling.
• Weight lifting
Women with PCOS can build muscle quickly, so you can do weight lifting if you are trying to burn extra calories.
How much exercise is safe?
Take things at your own pace and do not over train. 1 hour of daily workout is enough and not go overboard to achieve various results.