Exercise After Bariatric Surgery
Why Should You Exercise After Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric surgery is a powerful weight-loss tool, but it’s not a miracle cure. To have the best life after bariatric surgery, you’ll need to commit to a healthy diet and a consistent bariatric exercise regime so you can maximize your weight loss and feel better than ever.
The good news is that exercising after weight loss surgery comes with a lot of benefits.
Bariatric Exercise Benefit #1: The Right Kind of Weight Loss
Exercise can help you lose more weight and keep it off after surgery. A study of gastric bypass patients showed that those who exercised lost at least 10-15 pounds more than those who did not.
But when you’re losing weight, it’s also important to lose the right kind of weight. Exercise helps you burn fat while keeping your lean muscle.
Christopher Still, director of the Geisinger Obesity Institute, talks about why exercise after weight loss surgery is so important.
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