woman_pushup_640A new study finds that strengthening core muscles with resistance training exercises can have a positive effect for women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Specifically, the study shows improvement in several aspects of sexuality in obese women with PCOS compared to overweight women without PCOS. This type of strength training has been shown to cause positive physical changes, better mood and reduced anxiety while in turn improving sexual function and reduced sexual pain among women with the hormonal disorder. PCOS affects between 5 and 10 percent of fertile-age women, according to the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.