Losing weight and keeping it off via regular exercise can greatly improve the well being of those of us with PCOS in so many ways, including better heart health. But it’s important to pick the approach that suits you best.
Regular exercise is also crucial for weight control if you are a PCOS woman of normal healthy weight or even lean. However, bouts of activity don’t have to be lengthy or intense, despite what you might think.
A recent survey by Duke University found that people who adhered to a regular but moderate exercise program such as 30 minutes of brisk walking each day had more success at preventing or lowering risk factors for heart disease via weight control than those who worked out more intensely.
Not only that but these benefits, such a drop in levels of blood fat (triglycerides), lingered longer – in some cases as much as two weeks – following more moderate workouts.
So it’s up to you to decide whether to go for gentle forms of regular exercise or something more strenuous. Choose which is the most comfortable for you, personally. But always consult your doctor before begining a new exercise regime.
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