Positive lifestyle changes such as incorporating regular exercise has been shown to improve fertility and increase metabolic rates in patients with PCOS.
Studies have shown that a weight loss of even 5-10% had huge benefits for reproductive outcomes. Up to approximately 30mins of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day, including high intensity interval training, walking, yoga or pilates, or any form of aerobic exercise has been shown to help women restore ovulation cycles and be an effective tool in managing infertility due to PCOS.
Regulating insulin levels helps lower the elevated testosterone levels that are typically higher than normal in patients with PCOS, and will also assist in reducing the risk of other testosterone-related symptoms such as hirsutism, acne and in some instances, hair loss.
Additionally, exercise has been shown to help reduce stress, which has also had direct associations with symptoms caused by PCOS.