Physical Activity After Your Surgery
Getting in a routine is very important for the weight loss process. Be sure to consult with your primary care physician (PCP) before engaging in physical activity especially if you a medical condition.
Along with eating healthy, exercise needs to be a component your overall life changes.
Some of the health benefits from exercising are that it: relieves stress & improves mood, self-esteem, cognitive fun & functional health. PA may also minimize loss of lean body mass (muscle) during weight loss.
Believe it not, exercising doesn’t mean you have to join a gym! But, you do need to set aside time daily to at least get & walk.
Your Physical Activity Guideline after Surgery
(When cleared by physician)
- Moderate PA= Walking (20 minutes/mile), ballroom dancing, double tennis, biking 10 MPH, general gardening.
- Intermediate PA= Power Walking (35-40 mins)
- Vigorous PA = Racing walking, jogging running, singles tennis, aerobic dancing, biking > 10 MPH, heavy gardening
YOU SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO TALK EASILY.