Important for your Surgery Success.
After bariatric surgery you’re preparing for a new chapter in your life. A chapter that includes healthy eating choices and regular exercise, resulting in a new and improved you!
For the first couple weeks after surgery you should focus on your recovery before beginning your exercise routine. Once you feel up to it, you can begin with low impact exercises such as:
Walking – Although it’s one of the simplest things you can do, it’s also one of the most effective ways to begin building up your stamina. Slowly work yourself up until you can easily take a 30 minute walk.
By one month after surgery you should be able to start some more challenging exercises such as Cycling and Water aerobics.
At two months post op it’s time to hit the gym. Strength training is essential to losing weight after bariatric surgery. At this stage you can begin strength training at least 3 times a week.
Taking responsibility post op.
Start out slow. This is a time to celebrate your healthy, new lifestyle. All of your hard work now will result in many more healthy and happier years to come.
You and only you have control over your own bariatric surgery destiny. Success with bariatric surgery depends on planning and hard work. The more you are involved and the more responsibility you take throughout the process, the better you can do.
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Much success in your journey.
International Patient Facilitators – Cancun and Tijuana, Mexico
On behalf of Dr. Sergio Verboonen
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