Your doctors will give you personalised exercise plans to help you lose weight before surgery and to maintain your progress over time after your surgery is over. It’s important to talk with your doctor about your plan, to learn about the activities you will do and how to do them properly. Plus, discussing your current activity level will give you a great base to measure your progress against.
Although we can’t tell you what type of exercise plan is right for you, we can give you these tips for getting the most out of your exercise:
Here are some examples of how to get more daily exercise:
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