Exercise after Bariatric Surgery Austin, Cedar Park

Exercise Guidelines for Bariatric Surgery Patients

Especially after bariatric surgery, a steady fitness routine is a crucial component to maintaining a healthy weight, promoting strong health, and feeling good. Our Cedar Park and Austin bariatric surgeons understand how difficult it can be to make the lifestyle changes that surgical weight loss requires, which is why we devote a significant portion of our practice to helping patients acclimate to healthy habits, especially exercise. Some of the resources available to our surgical weight loss patients include monthly exercise classes that we hold for the local community. If you would like to learn more about exercise after bariatric surgery, contact our Cedar Park practice, serving Austin and surrounding communities.

Exercise after Bariatric Surgery

Some of our bariatric surgery patients have never had a regular exercise routine. Many of them have led sedentary lifestyles prior to their Roux-en-Y or gastric sleeve surgery, and some experience co-morbidities that make it difficult to move around. The adjustment to regular, continuous activity can be very challenging. However, our surgeons and staff members are committed to helping bariatric surgery patients begin and maintain a healthy exercise routine. We encourage patients to start gently and steadily increase the intensity of their workouts over time.

Immediate Goal

After bariatric surgery, patients are encouraged to begin gentle, daily exercise such as light walking and stretching. Walking will help the body heal, lower stress, and counteract caloric intake. Patients should consult with their doctors before beginning a more intense routine. As the patient continues to heal, he or she should adopt a comprehensive exercise routine that includes cardiovascular activity, strength training, and stretching moves to target the entire body. Exercise will help patients tighten loose skin and tone areas that need firming, such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, and arms.

Long-Term Goal

The long-term goal for our patients is to engage in moderate exercise several times a week, in the months after bariatric surgery. The best way to accomplish this is by picking activities that one enjoys, such as biking, swimming, or hiking, joining a sports team in the community, or taking classes (kickboxing, yoga, dance, or Pilates) at the local gym. The more enjoyment that an individual derives from exercise, the better chance they have at sustaining their efforts. Some of our patients find that hiring a personal trainer provides tremendous assistance and support.

2015 Exercise Class Schedule

Our practice holds monthly classes to discuss healthy exercise habits.

  • Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6-7:30 PM
  • Thursday, November 26, 2015, 6-7:30 PM
  • Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6-7:30 PM

If you have questions about this schedule, please contact our office directly by email.

Contact Cedar Park Surgeons – Serving the Austin Community

If you would like more information about exercise after bariatric surgery, contact Cedar Park Surgeons, serving the Austin community and all surrounding areas. We would be happy to provide you with details about our exercise class schedule or meet with you to develop a fitness regimen.