The Importance of Pre and Postoperative Physical Activity Counseling in Bariatric Surgery

Evidence from the study support physical activity can increase weight loss success after bariatric surgery. Most importantly, support is needed from friends and family for success.

4 Tips:

  1. Set incremental weekly goals that are specific, attainable, measurable
  2. Try to involve your support system with increasing your physical activity.
  3. Keep journal to monitor progress.
  4. Find an exercise routine that you enjoy.

Although before weight loss surgery, individuals partake in low physical activity, and without support systems, this continues to be the theme after surgery.

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