Posted on 10/13/2015 at 11:25 AM by Iowa Weight Loss Specialists
Exercise not only accelerates your weight loss post-surgery, but it’s also a great, healthy habit to form if it wasn’t already part of your pre-surgery lifestyle.
Regular exercise will improve muscle mass and cardiac health, decrease blood pressure, and increase energy levels. Exercise also plays a significant role in improving or alleviating symptoms of depression because it releases endorphins, giving people a positive feeling and reducing stress.
There are many additional benefits to engaging in regular exercise, but the most frequent questions we hear after weight-loss surgery are: “When can I start, and what can I do?”
If you add in exercise to your daily routine, you will see increased weight loss success. Patients who commit to changing their lifestyle and making exercise a part of their routine see an average of 80-85% excess weight loss in the first year, compared to only 60% excess weight loss without exercise.
Below are recommended exercise levels post-surgery.
Two Weeks Post-Surgery:
Two Weeks to Three Months Post-Surgery:
Six Weeks Post-Surgery:
If you have any questions about weight loss, exercise, or obesity, contact us at 515-327-2000 or email us with questions!