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Exercise for PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is anything but binary – there’s no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to do it, but there are certain kinds that could ease your symptoms. Many of the millions of women affected by the condition (1 in 10 in the UK) who have reaped the rewards for themselves have taken to TikTok to share what they’ve found are the best types for them.
To date, ‘PCOS workouts’ have had 52.5million views on the platform, and so many glowing testimonials on the impact of exercising on PCOS prove just how effective it can be. So, we wanted to get the scoop from the experts: what really warrants the ‘best’ and ‘worst’ kinds of exercise for PCOS? How often should you exercise with PCOS? And when should you avoid it? Here’s the 411.
What is PCOS?
Dr Rebecca Robinson, a consultant in Sports