Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women and is now recognised as a metabolic disorder, affecting as many as 1 in 5 pre-menopausal women.
Even if you’re familiar with many of the symptoms, the associated health consequences are many, varied and significant. Estimates link up to 80 per cent of PCOS-suffers with insulin resistance, and as many as 70 per cent of women with the condition are believed to be overweight or obese. Combine these conditions with an increased prevalence of type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, gestational diabetes, cardiovascular risk factors and sleep apnoea, and it becomes apparent that a working knowledge of PCOS is vital for every fitness professional who works with women.
To get yourself up to speed on this condition, and how you can train women affected by it, click HERE to check out the 5-CEC course ‘A guide to PCOS: what every fitness professional needs to know’, developed by Dr Kate Marsh, Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Credentialled Diabetes Educator and founder of the PCOS Health & Nutrition Centre.