Yoga, Obesity Surgery and Osteoporosis
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As yoga grows in popularity as an exercise potentially beneficial for gastric sleeve surgery patients it is also important to look at other benefits of yoga as well. Osteoporosis is a growing concern as many baby boomers continue to age into a vulnerable period for their health. It is well documented that osteoporosis is a […]

Yoga, Obesity Surgery and Osteoporosis

Yoga, Obesity Surgery and OsteoporosisAs yoga grows in popularity as an exercise potentially beneficial for gastric sleeve surgery patients it is also important to look at other benefits of yoga as well. Osteoporosis is a growing concern as many baby boomers continue to age into a vulnerable period for their health.

It is well documented that osteoporosis is a risk factor more associated with women, but not precluding males. Smoking is a risk factor. Weight bearing exercises including yoga and weight lifting are highly helpful. Traditionally calcium supplements are recommended and there have been various suggestions to add vitamin d supplementation to aid calcium absorptions.

Obesity is a medical condition that can lead to various disease states and inflammatory conditions in the body. Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis can be exacerbated with obesity. Obesity surgery such as the gastric sleeve surgery can be helpful in reversing and minimizing disease states such as malnutrition; inflammation and osteoporosis/osteoarthritis.

Dr Shillingford is an obesity surgeon who specializes in the gastric sleeve procedure in Boca Raton, Florida. Various yoga centers are located close to his office if one is interested in using yoga as a weight bearing exercise to avoid osteoporosis. These include:

  • Liv Yoga SR7, Boca Raton
  • Yoga Journey Glades Road, Boca Raton
  • Bikram Yoga East Boca Raton

We hope this information is useful in guiding our gastric sleeve surgery and obesity surgery patients as a whole in making smart choices regarding avoidance of osteoporosis and better health.