Standing up to PCOS is the best way for those of us with this condition to lead a normal life. As well as eating a healthy diet, regular exercise is a great means of achieving that aim of independence, so consider taking these steps, especially if you have PCOS-linked diabetes as well:
- Talk to your health care team about which activities will be safe for you. Your health care provider’s advice will depend on the condition of your heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, feet and nervous system.
- Consider which activities appeal to you and make detailed plans accordingly. Think about those that are realistic for you and choose the ones you think you can do. Start slowly. Your activity should be somewhat challenging but not overly difficult.
- Learn your blood glucose response to exercise. Checking your blood glucose before and after exercise can show you the benefits of activity. You also can use the results of your blood glucose checks to prevent low or high glucose levels.