To experience the best life after bariatric surgery, you will need to commit to a healthy diet and a consistent bariatric exercise regime.
Exercise can help you lose more weight and keep it off after surgery. 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.
When you lose weight, your body will naturally eliminate both fat and muscle. It’s important to exercise after bariatric surgery so you can preserve your lean muscle. That way, you’ll keep enough muscle to stay healthy. Not to mention that exercise can also help you have more energy, feel better and be more confident.
After surgery, there are three types of exercise you should focus on
- Strength training
As you work on improving your health and lifestyle after gastric band surgery, it will help you to focus on more than just diet. At first, your body will likely not be able to handle a great deal of vigorous activity. Help yourself adjust to exercise with low-impact exercises that improve your cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength without putting excessive pressure on your body. Most people are able to begin working out about two to three weeks after gastric band surgery, but it may take more or less time in individual cases.