*This article originally appeared 3/2/2015 on Dirt in Your Skirt.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, affects one in ten women and continues to impact the health of women around the world. There is no cure for it (as of yet), and oftentimes it affects the way in which some women view themselves as athletes. The symptoms vary from woman to woman, but the most common symptoms include weight gain, mood swings, male pattern hair growth/loss, infertility, and irregular menstrual cycles.
So what does any of this have to do with OCR? Since being diagnosed at a young age, one of the best things I can do for myself is challenge my body and mind in new ways. Since PCOS can be effectively managed by diet and exercise, the sport of OCR is perfect for PCOS fighters in so many ways… [To read more, click here!]