Bariatric surgery, popularly known as weight loss surgery, marks a new beginning in the life of the individuals who opt for it. The story is almost the same whether you undergo gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric banding or any other type of weight loss surgery.
Weight loss after bariatric surgery happens gradually, over a period of a few months. In some cases, weight loss may continue to take place even a year or two after the surgery. Whatever be the case, it is important for you to understand that only eating the right food and exercising regularly can help achieve amazing weight loss results after bariatric surgery.
It would be an understatement to say that exercising regularly after weight loss surgery can help create a totally different you. However, not all types of exercises need to be performed immediately after the surgery.
Instead, you should just take your time to sink in the feeling that you are already on your journey to great weight loss that ends when you are able to see an improved version of yourself. However, to sustain your new version, you need to exercises and abide by the rules of eating right.
How to start exercising after weight loss surgery?
Exercising after weight loss surgery may seem a waste of time to some. But even doctors recommend their patients to start exercising after two weeks of the surgery or later, only when they start to feel up to it.
The following is the exercise plan that you are recommended to follow after bariatric surgery to achieve amazing results. But make sure to seek approval from your surgeon before you include this plan in your daily routine.
|Weeks||Type of Exercise||Purpose|
|Week 3 and 4 (low impact)||· Walking|
· Leg lifts
· Arm rotations
· Shoulder rolls
|· Build up strength and stamina|
· Recovery after surgery
· Make body used to physical exercising
|Weeks 5 to 16 (moderate impact)||· Cycling|
|· Further build up stamina and strength|
· Cardio exercising
|Weeks 17 and afterward (high impact)||· Squats|
|· Strength training for weight loss|
· Muscle building
· Balance improvement
· Increased calorie burn
This is just an example of what an individual should typically try out after weight loss. The pace, duration, and the type of exercising may differ from one individual to another, depending on their physical health status and recovery after the bariatric surgery.
Make sure that you go slow when it comes to exercising. Do not out your body under stress from Day 1. Instead, slowly try building up strength first and then increase the intensity and duration of exercising.
Weight loss surgery is now commonly performed across the world on individuals who are morbidly obese. The procedure may differ from one country to another with respect to the use of technology and the cost of the procedure.
Bariatric surgery in India, for example, is less expensive than other countries such as the US, the UK, Singapore, and Thailand. This is despite the use of similar technologies and techniques.