How Soon Can You Start Exercising After Bariatric Surgery?

After bariatric surgery, in addition to changing the way you eat, exercise is an important part of reaching your weight loss goals. Exercise will help you recover from surgery faster, make it easier to adapt to a healthier way of living, and help you lose more weight. Most people are able to start exercising soon after weight loss surgery, but you should always consult with your doctor first.

Within few hours after surgery, you will be able to walk around in small bursts of about 15 minutes. Most people are able to start doing longer walks and some low-impact strength training a few weeks after surgery, and within a few months they can exercise without restrictions. However, your weight loss surgeon will tell you when it safe for you to begin exercising, based on your personal needs, so follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.

If you’re interested in learning more about weight loss surgery, contact Bariatric Care Centers to find out more about attended a seminar or one-on-one session. Call our weight loss clinic in Houston at (713) 339-1353.

Disclaimer: This is only for general information. All patients should consult their doctors prior to following any of the recommendations in any articles and videos. Every patient has individual needs and limitations that only their treating physicians can be aware of.

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