After your weight loss procedure, you may lose weight rapidly. So why do you need to exercise after bariatric surgery? We explain the vital role movement can play in your recovery.

Why Do I Need to Exercise After Bariatric Surgery?

exercise after bariatric surgery

Exercise plays a major role in your weight loss journey. Complications of obesity such as back and joint pain may have limited your movement for some time. Adopting a movement plan in the early stages after bariatric surgery is beneficial, enabling your strength and tone to develop as you lose weight. As your recovery continues, exercise at greater levels can be a liberating component to your overall health and wellbeing, as well as serve to enhance your weight loss outcomes.

Exercise can help build strength in your body and increase health and vitality. Obesity is a risk factor for diabetes, heart disease and a host of other complications. Exercise is an effective way to improve your overall health and wellbeing.

And last, but by no means least, exercise can release endorphins, and help you to feel good. The changes exercising can make to mental strength, body image and overall positivity cannot be understated. This is why exercise perfectly complements weight loss surgery.


When Do I Start An Exercise Routine?

In conjunction with the support of an experienced Exercised Physiologist, we like to get you moving fairly quickly after your surgery. Gentle walks are just the type of exercise you need in the early days. Your physiologist will design a movement routine specific to your needs.

As your stamina improves, we work on your strength and endurance. We emphasise having fun with movement and exercise, at a pace and style just right for you.

A New You

Exercise is a habit which can be used to replace other unhealthy habits which had previously been holding you back from health and wellness. Exercise after bariatric surgery also helps reinforce a feeling of control over your life. For some people, this is a life-changing revelation.

What your surgeon can achieve with your anatomy, Weight Management specialists can also achieve with your lifestyle. Surgery, exercise, healthy eating habits and lifestyle, and a positive outlook on life can greatly improve your chances of lasting weight loss and lasting health.

Have you tried and failed with exercise?

We understand that many people may have tried and failed to lose weight with exercise alone. Book an appointment with one of our surgeons to further explain how metabolic surgery and exercise combined can help you fight obesity. For good.

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