Did you know that women who suffer from PCOS-linked excess weight burn calories faster than a lean person during a 45-minute walk at the same speed?
If you’ve not walked regularly before, you’ll need to gradually build up your fitness before you can match the pace of that lean person. But your ability to burn calories will improve right away with regular exercise, resulting in weight loss and better PCOS health.
Begin with short walks that you can comfortably manage and aim to increase the distance and speed in steady increments to maximize calorie-burning.
Be disciplined and patient and you’ll be rewarded with weight loss and increased energy. These factors, in turn, will improve better management of your PCOS symptoms as well as your overall sense of well being.
Regular exercise will also encourage you to seek more challenging forms of exercise like aerobics classes to lose more weight more quickly and keep it off. But always consult your doctor before beginning a new exercise regime.