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Overweight woman walking on treadmill

With 2020 in full swing, gyms around the country will be packed to full capacity as people take action on their New Year’s resolution to lose weight and get in shape. If the statistics are to be believed, the vast majority of these people will give up on their fitness goals around mid-January and fall back into…

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  The holidays are just around the corner! If you’ve just had bariatric surgery or intend on having surgery, you’ve taken the first step to living a healthier lifestyle. What better way to celebrate your new lease on life than by making a wish list of items dedicated to weight loss and healthy living?

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summer exercise tips

When the summer arrives, especially after a long winter and a chilly spring, it’s only natural to want to spend as much time enjoying the great outdoors as possible. Summer is also a great time to take your exercise program outside.   For bariatric surgery patients, exercise is also a requirement for staying healthy and…

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4-8-12 workout guide

With New Year’s resolutions quickly fading, the real question is this: How do you turn a fad into a lasting, meaningful habit and a healthy lifestyle? It all comes down to the “4-8-12 Fitness Rule” — a rule I’ve developed after 40 years of exercising regularly and talking with other people who do as well.

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choosing a gym after weight loss surgery

Looking for some motivation to stick with your workout routine after bariatric surgery? A gym membership can help motivate you to pursue a healthier, more active lifestyle.   Most gyms are filled with equipment and amenities, like specialized cardio machines, indoor swimming pools, women-only spaces, and drop-in fitness classes.   Choosing the right gym can…

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plus-size friends walking together

Struggling to find the motivation to stick with your exercise plan? Feel lonely during your workouts? If so, it might be time to find yourself a fitness buddy—someone you can count on for encouragement, accountability, and most of all, to make fitness more fun! The ideal fitness buddy is someone who is reliable, positive, and…

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exercising after bariatric surgery

In addition to adopting new dietary practices, you’ll also need to get regular exercise to maintain muscle strength and burn the calories you take in. In fact, you may need to work on your physical fitness levels both before and after the scheduled surgery.   Even so, you must follow your doctor’s plans and precautions…

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how to keep weight off after bariatric surgery

For the vast majority of bariatric surgery patients, weight loss begins during recovery and continues for one to two years after surgery.   The initial loss can be quick and simple, but staying at your new slimmer size can take some work. If you are hoping to see success in living a healthy life and…

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