Bariatric surgery is an incredible tool to have in the fight against obesity, but the operation itself isn’t the most important part—it’s everything that happens afterward that really counts.
Simply restricting your food intake isn’t always enough to both lose weight and keep it off long term. For maximum effectiveness and results you’ll be happy with, all bariatric surgeons recommend significant lifestyle changes once you’ve had the operation. You’ll need to start eating better-quality food, quit smoking, reduce your alcohol intake, and start exercising regularly.
Of course, getting into a healthy habit like exercise is difficult for many people, and your recent surgery can complicate matters even further. It can be hard to know what kinds of exercise you should be doing after the operation, how often you should be doing them, and when you should be doing them. Most of all, you need to know how to stay motivated!
Weight loss surgery can seem like a whirlwind experience. There’s so much you need to do to prepare, and so much to think about, that planning your new exercise regimen might be the last thing on your mind. To help you out and make sure you get where you want to go on your weight loss journey, we’ve made the following post-surgery exercise guide. Read on and get ready for your new life!