Exercise is good for you, there’s nothing new about that news. However, exercise benefits some people more than other, and a new Brazilian study has established a link between exercise and improved sexual function in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
According to a small Brazilian study, arm, leg, and trunk muscle exercises could make sex more enjoyable and less painful for women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome.
The research had overweight and normal-weight participants as PCOS is commonly accompanied by weight problems, another possible source of mental issues that could negatively affect sexual functions.
Sherif added that “It is the first study to show that resistance training (as opposed to aerobic exercise) improved several aspects of sexuality in obese women with PCOS compared to overweight women without PCOS.”
PCOS is essentially caused by an excess of androgens—hormones usually associated with male traits. These excess of hormones usually causes unwanted hair growth, acne, hair loss, obesity, and more problems. PCOS is also known to run in families.
According to Sherif “Exercise helps improve mood, whether or not a woman has PCOS.” “Improvement in mood, in turn, no doubt improves sexual functioning. However, resistance training, which increases lean muscle mass, is more likely to help overcome insulin resistance compared to aerobic exercise.”