Diet and Lifestyle Post-op

When can I start Exercising after Surgery?

Exercising after Weight Loss Surgery

As soon as possible! In fact, you may be asked to take short, slow-paced walks while you are still in the hospital.

The American Association of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) recommends 150 minutes of moderate exercising per week.

Some of the recommended activities are:

  • Brisk walking
  • Light jogging
  • Zumba
  • Swimming
  • Working out on exercise machines

Taking up low impact exercises in the first month after surgery, and then gradually building up your strength and stamina will help enhance your weight loss program.

Cleveland Clinic recommends no strength training for at least the first three months after surgery.

Move your body to see those pounds come off. An inspiring quote to help you kick-start your weight loss experience.

Bariatric Fitness Motivational Quote

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Katelyn Mock is a US-registered Bariatric Dietitian certified by the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. With more than 8 years of experience in formulating and reviewing diet programs across various hospital settings, Katelyn has also served as the Lead Bariatric Dietitian for the Ohio State University Medical Center.

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