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Get Moving After Bariatric Surgery

Burn More Calories.

As complicated as we make it out to be, it all breaks down into a rather simple formula. If you want to lose weight, then you have to burn more calories than you take in. From here, there are a million options as to what your snacking habits should be, what foods are best to eat, and what kind of exercise is best for you. These are the questions that your bariatric coordinator will help you answer.

•In the first days and weeks after bariatric surgery you will be limited to how much movement you can engage in. However, once the time comes, you want to make sure you are ready to jump into an exercise routine. Research shows that starting a workout program prior to your bariatric procedure actually prepares your body for a faster recovery and an easier transition into an active lifestyle after bariatric surgery.

•  You need to make sure that you choose an exercise that is ideal for your current body type and activity level. Here are a few suggestions that are often ideal for easing into a strong workout routine:

Low-Impact Cardio Exercise 
such as walking or bike riding. Try starting out by just walking around your neighborhood in short intervals, or going for a brief bike ride. You can also use gym equipment to take your workout indoors.

Weight-Resistance Training 
use resistance bands or light hand weights. These activities are easy to do in your own living room. You can follow a video or written instructions online to learn the best movements for building muscle and strength.

Water Aerobics or Swimming 
low-impact cardio exercise in the water is a great resource if you have access to a pool, either at your home, community center, or even the local gym.

Get Started, Just Do It.
The goal of any fitness program should guide you through the lifestyle changes you need to make so you can adapt to a healthier way of living. When you are going to have bariatric surgery, these lifestyle changes will add up to a lot of dietary changes, of course, but it also means incorporating activity into your daily life.

This is a new concept for many people. If exercise wasn’t something you enjoyed doing in the past, it is important to recognize why.  Getting started with an exercise program before undergoing bariatric surgery can help you reach your ultimate goals.


Bariatric Options:                                                       Medical Form

Gastric Balloon                                                        
Lap Band
Mini Gastric Bypass
Full Gastric Bypass
Gastric Sleeve
Gastric Plication Surgery
Conversion or Revision Surgery
Duodenal Switch Surgery

dr. sergio verboonen
              Dr. Sergio Verboonen

Much success in your journey.

International Patient Facilitators – Cancun and Tijuana, Mexico
On behalf of Dr. Sergio Verboonen

1 800 210 5124 

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