8 Motivating Exercise Tips for PCOS

Regular physical activity, or exercise, is an essential part of managing polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). If you’re like some people though, exercise may be one of the last things you want to do. Many people with PCOS have had negative experiences with exercise or associate it as punishment that only happens when one is dieting. Others who let poor body image take over their lives and don’t want to be seen exercising in public. Moving your body can be hard work. But the rewards of exercise outweigh the negatives.Over time, I have come to enjoy giving my body physical activity and even look forward to it.  Here’s what’s helped me. I hope these tips motivate you to exercise as well.

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8 Surprisingly High GI Foods for PCOS

Numerous studies have shown that people with PCOS who follow a low GI diet are able to improve their fertility, lower their insulin levels and improve other metabolic markers. Here are 8 foods that you may think are low GI but their high GI values may surprise you.

 

 

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What to know about nutrition supplements for PCOS

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Interested in nutrition supplements to help manage your PCOS? Perhaps you are already taking some now or have in the past. You aren’t alone. In an international poll of over 1,300 women with PCOS, 99% reported wanting an alternative treatment to oral contraceptives to help improve their PCOS. But what you may not know is that not all nutrition supplements are created equal. Some supplements for PCOS may even harmful. Here’s how to protect yourself.

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Resveratrol for PCOS

Resveratrol, a component of red wine and grapes, has been shown to offer numerous health benefits in helping to improve both metabolic and reproductive aspects in women with PCOS.

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How to Prevent Diabetes if you have PCOS

Nearly 50% of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) develop pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes before the age of 40. This is alarming statistic highlights the need for aggressive interventions that can reduce the chances of women with PCOS developing diabetes. The good news is that diabetes can be prevented. The first step is getting educated about why PCOS can lead to diabetes and what you can do about it. Below are some of the best proven ways to lower your risk for developing diabetes if you have PCOS.

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Tips for a Great Kitchen Renovation

Looking for tips to make your kitchen renovation go great? Follow my advice.The moment the kitchen lid came crashing down on top of my head was the last straw: It was time for a kitchen renovation. I couldn’t take it anymore. Living through a pandemic with my husband and two boys full time at home took its toll in many ways, but the reality was our kitchen wasn’t functional in the way we needed it to be.My kitchen was 30 years old. The cabinets would slam shut but wouldn’t stay shut. Clear packing tape held them closed and prevented a cabinet door from constantly hitting me in the face as I made my coffee every morning. The original oven still worked but we feared would die at any moment. And the stove! A tiny electric stove with four burners, two of them sized small but only three burners worked after my son melted a Lego on one of them (one of the big ones!) to see if it would melt. It did. Did I mention the teapot tile backsplash? It was definitely time for a change.

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