Workouts & Exercise Can Help Regulate PCOS

by Charlene Flanagan

Have you ever wondered why PCOS and body weight go hand-in-hand? Perhaps it’s because PCOS is a hormonal imbalance, one which has obesity as a possible outcome. That’s never a good thing. Now PCOS, even on its own, is quite a complicated and distressing condition. Adding to it by way of excess fat, bloating, and an unhealthy BMI will only worsen the severity of the condition.

This is exactly why you should commit to a workout routine or exercise schedule to regulate PCOS. Here are all the benefits of getting on the program:

  • Boosts Insulin Sensitivity: Even 30 minutes of regular cardio exercises has been known to help your body respond better to insulin, keeping other health risks like diabetes at bay.
  • Lowers Cholesterol: Women suffering from PCOS run the risk of having higher cholesterol, something which can contribute to other conditions like metabolic syndrome (common among Americans).
  • Increases Endorphins: If you suffer from PCOS, there’s a good chance it can lead to depression. Regular exercise is a great way to release endorphins, or hormones that promote feelings of wellness, giving you happy thoughts.
  • You Sleep Better: Sleep is the all-important part of a healthy immune system. This means, the wear and tear your body experiences in the course of the day, is taken care of while you sleep. Exercising will help you fall into deep, quality sleep without any restlessness.
  • Lowers Risk Of Heart Disease: Perhaps one of the biggest killers of women suffering from PCOS, exercise helps keep blood pressure and cholesterol in check, in turn reducing the risk of heart disease.
  • Regulates Hormones: Exercise has a direct influence on your hormones, namely estrogen. The higher the production of the female hormone, the better your chances of keeping your PCOS under control.

If weight loss is the only association you make with exercise, think again. It has a far more influential role in your overall health, which is why making some form of physical activity a regular part of your schedule will go a long way—especially if you’re suffering from PCOS!

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