Exercise after bariatric surgery


Though probably difficult for you now, increased physical activity will become part of your daily routine as you lose weight. With weight-loss, you’ll have less joint pain, less shortness of breath and more endurance.

Add cardio and weight training into your daily routine 

We encourage all patients to adopt an exercise regimen such as walking, swimming, aerobics or any other form of physical fitness. This not only increases caloric expenditure, but metabolism as well, thus helping with weight-loss and maintenance.

We also suggest weight training since building muscle tissue (muscle tissue burns calories 24 hours per day) increases and helps maintain maximum weight-loss. A minimum of 30 minutes of exercise daily is required.

Last reviewed: 
June 2018

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