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Is HIIT Exercise Bad For PCOS?

Is HIIT Exercise Bad For PCOS?

I have received conflicting advice on HIIT (high intensity interval training) exercise. Most research on a population without PCOS shows it is very beneficial for metabolism and cardiovascular health. However, more of these PCOS dieticians or trainers say HIIT exacerbates PCOS symptom by putting the body under stress. They say that people with PCOS should not do HIIT.

Can anyone point me to a study of this in patients with PCOS?

What have your doctors told you about HIIT?

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A myPCOSteam Member said:

I dont know about any studies but everyone is Different. Just because it didn’t work for somebody else that has PCOS does it mean it won’t work for you. As for me it really works. I’ve been on a weight-loss journey and I lose more weight when I do hitt than anything else. You can expect you to hitt without doing a diet and lose weight. Most people sayI’m doing hitt and I’m not losing any weight it doesn’t work. They fail to understand that it’s 90% diet and 10% exercise for weight loss. As with everything you cant expect to see results overnight sometimes people give up too early. I would say try it out for like three weeks along with diet and see how it works for you.

posted 12 months ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

Yeah everyone us different, but for some like I, Intense work outs dont work as it messes with my stress hormones which then mess with andrenal glands… I prefer focusing on diet and doing slow weight work outs or any work out at a moderate to low intensity… but everyone is different you have to do something for at least 3-6 months to see if it doesn’t cause issues like missed periods or if you do or do not lose weight… it sucks there’s no one size fits all approach. Mental health is important as well if you feel good doing a certain work out and it diesn’t mess with your menstral cycle I dont see why you can’t do HIIT…

posted 12 months ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

Well I have heard the same from dieticians. In my personal experience it only really started to become problem when i got adrenal fatigue another pcos symptom. With that it’s just impossible for me to do hitt. I used to enjoy fast running too and I just can’t do that anymore. I get really elevated cortisol levels , dizziness , nausea and faint it’s awfullll ! X

posted 11 months ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

I hate cardio, running, HIIT training...it stresses me out, i cant breathe. I prefer hiking and strengthening exercises like pilates or yoga

posted 12 months ago
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