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Exercise For Bariatric Surgery Patients

Exercise is a key to achieving the body you want after weight loss bariatric surgery. Getting started on a gradual exercise and physical activity plan is a very important part of bariatric surgery. An exercise plan should begin before, and resume as soon as allowed by you doctor after bariatric surgery. Any exercise or activity plan should be closely supervised by a doctor.

A consistent exercise or activity plan aids in reaching and maintaining an optimal weight loss, as well as helping to:

  • Tone your muscles.
  • Increase your energy.
  • boost your metabolism.
  • Tighten loose skin caused by rapid weight loss.
  • Decrease risk of cardiac disease.
  • Lower blood pressure.
  • Make you feel better.

Try to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day (Physical activity is defined as activities in addition to you normal daily activities such as working, shopping or housekeeping.)

GET ACTIVE!
Here are 12 weekly exercise and physical activity lessons for bariatric weight loss patients. Always consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program.

Lesson 1: Exercise ~ Why And How

Lesson 2: Goal Setting

Lesson 3: Smart Exercise

Lesson 4: Exercise Basics

Lesson 5: Exercise Do's And Don'ts

Lesson 6: Rainy Day Exercise

Lesson 7: Beginning Strength Training

Lesson 8: Sit Down Workouts

Lesson 9: Fun Walk Workouts

Lesson 10: Dancing The Night Away

Lesson 11: Home or Club Workouts

Lesson 12: Sports & Recreation