Category: Exercise and Fitness

Weight Training After Gastric Sleeve

Running shoes, a weight, phone and earbuds on a gym floor with the letters HIIT to illustrate weight training after gastric sleeve

Let’s talk about weight training after gastric sleeve. Specifically, let’s discuss why we should focus on high-intensity workouts after weight-loss surgery. One of the biggest trends in fitness these days is the so-called high-intensity workout. Some folks call it high-intensity interval training (HIIT). And while this may sound like something for professional athletes and gym…

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The Ultimate Holiday Wish List for Bariatric Patients

  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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What are the Best Exercises for Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery?

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If you’ve made up your mind to get bariatric surgery, you must also make a commitment to change the way you eat and exercise. If not, you will struggle to achieve long-term weight loss. Patients who adopt physically active lifestyles post-surgery tend to have the highest levels of long-term success. Bariatric exercise can greatly improve…

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The 4-8-12″ Guide For Working Out”

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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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How To Choose A Gym After Bariatric Surgery

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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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Bariatric Surgery Exercise Guidelines for Patients

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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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4 Ways To Keep Off the Weight After Bariatric Surgery

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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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Should You Use A Fitness Tracker After Bariatric Surgery?

using a fitness tracker after bariatric surgery

Fitness trackers can be great tools for anyone who’s looking to monitor their activity levels, find some extra motivation, and even engage friends and family in some fitness-related competitions!   If you’ve been thinking about investing in a fitness tracker to help with your exercise goals, here’s what you need to know about these high-tech…

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