Exercise

Maintaining your weight loss also depends on regular exercise and strength training. Light exercise, such as walking for a short period of time a day should become a routine immediately after the surgery. Exercise routines that are higher impact should be gradually introduced.
 

Exercise at least 30 minutes a day

Since physical exercise consumes energy and burns calories, it is very important to successful weight loss. Exercise can help improve your general health and prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. At first, it may be hard for you to exercise as much as you should. But get started! Even if it is a little at first, the more weight you lose, the easier it should get. Start with simple exercises such as walking and swimming. You can gradually expand you program to include more advanced forms of exercise such as cycling, jogging and aerobics. Strength training 2-3 days a week can increase lean muscle tissue and your metabolism as well.

You can also increase your activity level in the course of daily living. For example, stand rather than sit, walk rather than stand, be outside rather than inside, walk rather than drive, climb the stairs rather than use the elevator, etc. Remember you should always check with your doctor about the amount and type of exercise that is best for you.
Exercise is important to help you feel well and keep you energized. It also helps burn fat and calories to help you get closer to achieving your weight loss goals.

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About Alleghenies Surgical

Alleghenies Surgical is proud to serve the Johnstown area to include the surrounding Cambria and Somerset counties. We have a team of highly trained professional staff members that are dedicated to handling your surgical needs. Our surgeons are highly experienced and caring surgeons. They offer weight loss (bariatric) surgery, minimally invasive (laparoscopic) general surgery procedures, as well as endoscopy (scopes) services. In addition to providing scheduled and emergency general surgical services for patients, we also specialize in anti-reflux surgical procedures like the LINX procedure.

Alleghenies Surgical specializes in a variety of metabolic and bariatric surgical procedures like the Lap-Band, Gastric Sleeve, and Gastric Bypass procedures for weight loss.

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Windber, PA 15963
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