Why Should You Exercise After Bariatric Surgery By Juan Hidalgo on April 11, 2019

exercise after bariatric surgery in mexicoTo have a real change in your life after Bariatric Surgery in Mexico, you must be committed to a healthy daily diet which also includes a consistent exercise regimen to be able to maximize your weight-loss journey and that will bring you lot of extra benefits!

When you lose weight rapidly, you lose muscle and eliminate fat, so, exercising is the best option to strengthen and preserve your lean muscle. Doing exercise after Bariatric Surgery is a fun, safe and effective way of maintaining lean body mass that keeps your metabolism running smoothly and will you lose weight much more easily.

When you are getting your life back, it is not just about losing weight, it is also about doing things you used to do, such as hiking, biking, running, playing with your children, etc.  So, exercise after Bariatric Surgery will also help you have more energy and feel amazing. Handling emotions after bariatric surgery might not be easy for some patients but, exercise will have an impact producing endorphins which will actually help these patients regulate and deal with stress, depression, and anxiety. Exercise gives you stronger mental health.

When you should start exercising after Bariatric Surgery:

  •  Right after the surgery, do not push yourself too much, take it slow as your body is still recovering, so it is important to walk around for 15-20 minutes at a time over the first 4-6 weeks.
  • 4-6 weeks after weight loss surgery, Dr. Hidalgo, the bariatric surgeon operating out of the CMQ Riviera Nayarit hospital, Mexico’s world-class hospital in Puerto Vallarta, suggests light exercises such as low-impact bariatric exercises, shoulder rolls, arms rotations, leg lifts and stretches which will help the patient work on strength and flexibility. Longer and faster walks (increase distance and intensity) should also be implemented into your routine.
  • 6 Weeks after surgery the patient should start adding light strength training into the workout routine such as lifting light weights, squats and lunges two days per week.  The goal is for toning not building muscle. Also, include cardio training 30-45 minutes per day for five days a week.
  • Do not forget after bariatric surgery, you will need to take daily vitamin and minerals supplements to avoid malnutrition.  Get a good quality bariatric multivitamin.

The types of activities recommended after Bariatric Surgery in Mexico, are cycling, walking, swimming, yoga, dancing, jogging, aerobic classes and light weights. Muscle toning will help firm up your saggy skin, however, you may need to discuss a possible future surgery with a qualified plastic surgeon to remove the excess of skin.

Exercise after Bariatric Surgery will help you recover from surgery more quickly, as well as get your life back, and get you into a healthy living attitude. It will improve your circulation, promote wound healing, reduce the risk of blood clots and improve your bowel function, as well as it will elevate your mood, reduce stress and anxiety, improving your overall health, well-being and mental outlook on life.


Of course, Weight Loss Team, and its staff of experts will be more than ready to guide you and help you follow your physical activity program after your Bariatric Surgery in Mexico. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

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