A Post-Op Guide to Fitness
Exercise is a key to achieving the body you want after bariatric weight loss 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.)
Here are 12 weekly exercise and physical activity lessons for bariatric/weight loss surgery patients.
Remember, 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: Aerobic/Cardio 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 Gym Workouts
Lesson 12: Sports & Recreation