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Should you exercise more after weight loss surgery?

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Keeping the weight off takes work, and becoming more active is key.

If you're not active now, take it easy when you get started, and gradually make it more challenging. Talk to your doctor about easy ways to begin. You may also benefit from working with a physical therapist or trainer.

SOURCES:

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery web site: "Post-Bariatric."

American Society for Bariatric Surgery web site: "Brief History and Summary of Bariatric Surgery: Gastric Bypass."

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery web site: "Bariatric Surgery: Postoperative Concerns."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases, "Gastrointestinal Surgery for Severe Obesity."

WebMD Medical Reference: "What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 8, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery web site: "Post-Bariatric."

American Society for Bariatric Surgery web site: "Brief History and Summary of Bariatric Surgery: Gastric Bypass."

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery web site: "Bariatric Surgery: Postoperative Concerns."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases, "Gastrointestinal Surgery for Severe Obesity."

WebMD Medical Reference: "What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 8, 2018

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