PCOS / PCOD management: Follow these to fight complications

PCOD affects women during their reproductive age. If not managed effectively PCOD can lead to infertility, type-2 diabetes, liver inflammation, hypertension, sleep apnea, depression and increased risk of cardiovascular diseases.

When I was OBESE, PCOD was my #1 Health concern. One of the major problems I had was not irregular periods, it was if I get periods it used to stay for 15-20 days. Once I had them for a month. It was exhausting. In my fitness journey I noticed significant change in PCOD SYMPTOMS WHEN I STARTING WORKING OUT and STARTED LOSING WEIGHT. Let’s me share the top tips that worked for me.


1. Lower body fat levels (lose body fat)
Weight loss is an effective way to improve the symptoms of PCOS. Regular exercise and a healthy diet can help you maintain a healthy weight. According to experts, “Amongst all the exercises, incorporating strength training in your workout regimen is crucial to improve insulin sensitivity and to better control insulin swings.” Structured and progressive strength training also improves how the body uses insulin.

2. Start eating right and do strength training regularly


Start working out atleast 4-5 times a week. You must include strength training in your exercise routine.

Other than strength training you can follow a few simple ways including a better sleep cycle, stress management, eating a diet loaded with fruits and vegetables and staying physically active. You can also add cinnamon to your diet as studies have highlighted that cinnamon helps improve insulin. You must reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes and other complications. You need to follow steps that can help you improve insulin- sensitivity and for that you must adapt Healthy lifestyle.

3. Switch to whole foods:
Food items that can be eaten in its raw and original form are free from artificial preservatives, taste enhancers and other processes. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes are whole foods that you must add to your diet. Whole food suits your endocrine system and can better regulate your blood sugar.

Also, maintain your protein and carb intake. Both the nutrients are very important to manage your disturbed hormones. Ample amount of protein in your everyday diet helps in insulin management, blood sugar, improves metabolism and the weight loss process.

Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information.

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-Apurva

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