Why should you exercise after bariatric surgery?

Why should you exercise after bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery is a powerful weight loss tool, but it’s not a miracle cure. Exercising after weight loss surgery comes with a lot of BENEFITS.

Exercise Benefit #1: The Right Kind of Weight Loss

A study of gastric bypass patients showed that those who exercised lost at least 5-6kg more than those who did not.

It’s also important to lose the right kind of weight. The idea is to burn fat while keeping your lean muscle.


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Exercise Benefit #2: Helps You Feel Amazing

Regular exercise can strengthen your heart and bones, improve your blood sugar, you’re less likely to get sick and make it easier to do everyday activities.

There is also evidence that exercise can enhance your mental function and health. Exercise has great impact on mental function, and on resolving depression and anxiety.

“When we lose weight rapidly, we lose muscle. Exercise is a safe and effective way of maintaining lean body mass, which boosts metabolism and encourage weight loss.”

Be sure to incorporate muscle-building sessions, rather than just aerobic activity, two or three days a week.

Continuing to add muscle to your frame has a long list of benefits for anyone, but especially for gastric sleeve patients.

Exercise gives you energy – an especially welcome feeling for patients who are adjusting to a new normal.

 

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