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How long after surgery do I have to wait before I start exercising?

You can start right away! You should start walking while in the hospital, with a goal to slowly build up your daily activity levels over the next 4-6 weeks while your incisions heal and your body continues to recover. Once you get cleared by your doctor (usually 4-6 weeks after surgery) you should start to implement strength training 2-3 days/week using a combination of body weight exercises, resistance bands, and free weights. It’s important to stay active aerobically as well, aiming for 2-3 days/week of light-moderate intensity aerobic activity (ex: running, biking, swimming, dancing, etc.)

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