Finding the Right Balance in 2016

PCOS BlogMany people associate the New Year with resolutions. Some choose to “give up” things, while others resolve to “change” some aspect of their life.  While reassessing yourself is definitely worthwhile, making a commitment to make an extreme change may not be realistic. Instead of focusing on “change,” why not think about finding the right balance?

When it comes to PCOS, doing some sort of physical activity is definitely important. If going to a gym or signing up for a Zumba class makes you anxious, ditch the idea and find another activity that you genuinely enjoy doing (as you will likely do it on a regular basis). Balance your daily activity with intervals of exercise such as walking and another type of activity that gets your heart pumping, but don’t overdo it as extreme exercise can cause sore muscles and joints and fatigue which will likely put a halt to any kind of workout. The same principal applies to eating. You don’t have to go to extreme measures to change your diet (unless you eat fast food for every meal). Simply cut back on your portion size, swap out refined grains for complex ones (whole grains), and drink lots of water.

Balancing physical activity combined with a low glycemic diet in turn helps to balance your hormones which regulate your menstrual cycle! It’s a win, win, win!