Exercise is critical for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients. It’s key for weight loss, building muscle mass, relieving stress, improving sleep, and so much more. For a variety of reasons, many bariatric patients prefer to skip the gym and exercise at home. If you can do it consistently and safely, exercising at home can be a great choice.
Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band patients know that exercise, along with their low calorie diet, is crucial to maximize their weight loss success. There’s just no getting around the fact that exercise helps burn calories, reduce body fat, build lean muscle mass, and helps improve both blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Workouts and strength training should be incorporated into a bariatric patient’s new lifestyle after they have been cleared to exercise by their bariatric surgeon.