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Women with PCOS experience higher rates of insulin resistance compared to women who don’t have the condition. Insulin resistance affects your body’s ability to use blood sugar for energy. Doctors have connected a lack of physical activity and excess body weight as potential contributing factors to insulin resistance, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Not all women with PCOS are overweight. The good news is that physical exercise is something you can do for your health when you have PCOS, regardless of your weight. Mind-body exercises: Studies show that women with PCOS have an enhanced bodily response to stress and distress, according to an article in the journal Physical Exercise for Human Health. Mind-body exercises like yoga, Pilates, and tai chi can help not only burn calories but also reduce stress levels that worsen your PCOS symptoms.