PCOS: Some exercises that will help you fight this problem
PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is a disease that consists of the appearance of several cysts inside the ovaries, which causes the level of male hormones to increase. This produces fertility problems, irregular menstruation, absence of menstruation and lack of ovulation, among other symptoms. The sedentary lifestyle and poor nutrition worsen this problem, causing overweight and obesity. Fortunately, PCOS symptoms can be relieved through moderate exercise. The most recommended exercises to combat PCOS are: walking, jogging and strength exercises.
Walking is the best cardiovascular exercise for fat burning and weight loss. If you suffer from PCOS it is recommended that you go for a walk 30 minutes a day, six times a week. You can take advantage of walking activities such as going to work, picking up your children from school, getting out of the car to walk 15 blocks, etc. Another option is to walk exclusively. You can choose an avenue, street, plaza or park that you like very much and enjoy walking. Even if at first you don’t like to walk, if you are constant this exercise will end up pleasing you.
Remember that any exercise releases endorphins, which are the hormones of happiness.
If you like to walk, jogging will also be to your liking. This aerobic physical activity allows you to lose weight and burn fat faster and reduce PCOS symptoms . It is recommended that you jog for 20-30 minutes, three to four times a week. Choose footwear that is effective for jogging and comfortable for you. When you finish, remember to stretch your body to avoid injury.
If you want, you can go out jogging in a group, perhaps you will find it motivating to feel accompanied.
Strength exercises are also effective in combating PCOS. These exercises allow you to have a very active metabolism, a toned body and good muscle definition. It is recommended that you consult a fitness coach for advice on the subject. He will evaluate your physical condition and your goals. He will then guide you through an exercise routine that you should follow.
Exercises such as rows, pushups, bench presses, sqwats and deadlifts will model every part of your body, and help you lose weight. It is recommended to follow a strength training between two and three times a week, one hour each time.
Physical exercise effectively combats PCOS, but more importantly, it also helps your mental well-being. Physical activity keeps you positive and in good spirits.