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Joining a gym is often among the first steps a person takes when it’s time to lose weight. But scientists say that exercise doesn’t really accelerate progress toward one’s goal weight. This is because, unlike gastric bypass surgery, exercise doesn’t have a that substantial impact on metabolism. You can learn more about this surprising fact when you watch this video.

It explains that exercise is indeed essential for good health, which is why bariatric patients start an exercise program. But the few calories that a person can burn off in the gym doesn’t account for more than a small percentage of daily calorie use. The majority of calories are used to support the body’s various functions. This means that diet plays a much more significant role in weight loss.

Patients who have gastric bypass surgery in Houston can look forward to the post-operative metabolic changes that boost weight loss. Call Bariatric Care Centers at 713-339-1353 to receive personalized and compassionate obesity help.

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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