Exercise is a vital key to achieving your weight loss goals after bariatric surgery. The surgery itself is just the first part, starting a gradual exercise program will be a crucial part of your success. In fact, in an ideal situation you should start aan exercise program before surgery and resume as soon as your doctor allows you to after your weight loss surgery.*
Why should I exercise after bariatric surgery?
A consistent exercise program will help you reach and maintain your optimal weight. Plus, by getting at least 30 minutes of exercise or physical activity daily, in addition to your normal daily activities, you will be helping yourself to:
- Feel better
- Lower your blood pressure
- Decrease your risk of cardiac disease
- Boost your metabolism
- Tighten loose skin caused by rapid weight loss
- Increase energy
- Tone and strengthen muscles
If you are overwhelmed and want a little more information, here is a video that talks about setting weight loss goals, creating timelines and the benefits of exercise.
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*Always consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program. Any exercise program should be closely supervised by a physician.