Don’t be put off taking up exercise because you feel that your weight and health problems will prevent an improvement in your PCOS symptoms.
Often, all three factors are closely linked. And, after checking with your doctor to see what initial activity is healthy for you, moderate regular exercise combined with a balanced, nutritious diet can get you feeling better encouragingly quickly.
Even if you don’t see physical results right away, you’re on your way. When you diet properly, the weight you lose is a combination of body fat, muscle mass and water weight. By exercising regularly at the same time, you regain muscle mass, which provides energy for more strenuous, weight-reducing exercise.
However, muscle is denser than body fat and weighs more. This makes it possible for your weight showing on a bathroom scale to change very little at first or even rise slightly, even though you are losing fat and changing your body composition undeniably for the better. Muscle is also sensitive to insulin and that increased sensitivity can reduce the risk of developing pre- and type 2 diabetes, which are closely associated with PCOS.
Pay more attention to your waist and hip measurements and to how loose your clothes are getting, rather than to your weight on a scale. That way you’ll see the progress you’re making more clearly.
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