As you know, morbid obesity is a disease with devastating medical, physical, social and psychological effects. The National Institute of Health has determined that weight-loss surgery combined with behavior modification is the most effective long-term solution to morbid obesity. Here we will discuss one component of behavior modification – exercise. Exercise is a very important part of your weight-loss program. It is an important behavior that strongly supports good eating behaviors post surgery.
Before recommending bariatric surgery, we require that each patient make a commitment to improving and maintaining his or her health by fully participating in Central Carolina Surgery’s aftercare program. We consider adherence to the nutrition guidelines and an exercise plan essential to the overall success of every procedure.
Incorporating some form of exercise into your daily life prior to surgery will drastically improve and even speed up the weight loss process following surgery. For instance, walking, cycling, aerobics or swimming can help you feel and look great even before the surgery. Try to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day, in addition to your normal daily activities such as working, shopping or housekeeping.