Exercise is a necessary part of taking control over PCOS. Every body, regardless if they have PCOS or not, needs exercise for good mental and physical health too. If you’ve been a regular exerciser, recently embarked on a new routine, or are interested in starting, there are several factors that should be taken into account to help avoid the common pitfall many people make, that cause them to get injured, or lose faith and focus and never wanting to step into the gym again. Here are the top five mistakes that women with PCOS make and how to fix them.
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Carissa Gump is an American weightlifter. She is a multiple-time American record holder, a five-time consecutive American Open champion, and she competed in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. She also has PCOS. Here’s how she beat it.
How timing your protein can give you more energy, better muscle function, and a higher metabolism.
Many women with PCOS may feel intimidated when it comes to resistance training out of fear they may end up “bulky” or “masculine.” Guest blogger Zack Knight, a registered dietitian and personal trainer, is here to tell you that those claims are false. While some women with PCOS may have higher levels of testosterone and feel that they are at a disadvantage when it comes to resistance training, it is a blessing, not a curse! Instead of doing endless hours of cardio to change your body composition, Zach shares three major points to focus on when implementing resistance training into your exercise regimen to burn more calories at rest, and give you the confidence to wear that sexy black dress and work it like never before!
The workout below will set you back just 20-minutes, and you can do it the comfort of your home. No need to rush off to the gym, or set aside an hour for a drawn-out workout.
After I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2005, one of the first suggestions my doctor offered was to start exercising. I was glad that my doctor didn’t solely rely on medication to treat my PCOS and that she thought lifestyle modification was an important part of my treatment plan. However, I was disappointed by the lack of good information on what exercise was best for PCOS. Fortunately, recent medical studies have uncovered some valuable insights on what types of exercise can be used to help fight PCOS. A study conducted by the University of California San Francisco discovered that intense workouts may be better for managing PCOS than moderate exercise.