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6 Things PCOS has made me Thankful for

Living with PCOS can be tough. There are a lot of challenges that we need to overcome. But, in a funny kind of way, I wouldn’t be who I am without PCOS. It has taught me so much and I have learned so much as a result of having PCOS. So, here are 6 things that PCOS has made me thankful for.

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PCOS Post Menopause – What to Expect

One of the questions that I am often asked is, “How does PCOS affect us as we age and reach menopause?” Our hormones change, our bodies change. And we know that we have PCOS for life so how will these changes impact on our PCOS. Well, there’s some good news and not-so-good news.

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PCOS Friendly One Pan Salmon

Salmon is a really healthy PCOS friendly fish. It is rich in Omega 3 which has been shown to lower testosterone levels in women with PCOS, as well as improve inflammation (something we are prone to). This is a super easy and delicious one pan salmon recipe (even the kids love it!)

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10 Ways to Improve Your PCOS Symptoms

It is easy to get overwhlemed by the shear volume of information we have available to us. It’s like wading through a river in flood and we can swept away with the current. Well, I’ve done been through the river and come out the other side. Here are 10 things you can do to improve your PCOS.

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3 Ways to Get Motivated to Workout with PCOS

Sometimes you just don’t feel like it but you know that you really should. And sometimes the knowing that you should is enough… But often it isn’t. We need to find other ways to stay motivated in all areas of PCOS, including in the way that you exercise. Here are 3 ways to stay motivated.

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PCOS and Inflammation

Women with PCOS are prone to chronic inflammation as part and parcel of PCOS. It’s important to manage that inflammation. Not only can inflammation result in pain and discomfort, it can also make insulin resistance worse. Here are some ways that you can deal with inflammation.

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Caffeine and PCOS: The Facts

Coffee… I love the smell of it; the ritual of it. Okay, I also need the caffeine, if I’m honest. But, I haven’t been convinced about the health benefits or the negative impact on my PCOS. So, I’ve done the research and made some decisions. Here is what you need to know.

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Why HIIT is great for PCOS

I must confess… I’m not a huge fan of the gym (or even exercise for that matter). And I don’t always have a lot of time on my hands. So, when I workout, I want to know that I am getting the biggest bang for my buck. Erika Volk, The PCOS Personal trainer, shares her best PCOS workout.

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Beating the Brain Fog with PCOS

That afternoon slump… When you just can’t keep your eyes open… You can’t really think straight… All you want is your bed. Feeling this way is actually pretty common in women with PCOS. But, it doesn’t have to be. There are ways that you can beat the brain fog with PCOS

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Cardio Exercise and PCOS

It can be hard to know what type of exercise to do for PCOS – strength training / cardio / a combination maybe? In this article, Erika Volk, The PCOS Personal Trainer, shares why cardio is important for PCOS and the most effective cardio exercise (workouts included).

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Yoga for PCOS

There are so many different forms of exercise out there and it’s important to which out which form of exercise you enjoy so that you can do it on a regular basis. Bethanie, a follower and customer, shares her experience and expertise as a yoga instructor and how it can help PCOS.