Bariatric surgery is an effective treatment option for significant weight loss and improvements in metabolic health. Establishing a regular exercise habit is also an excellent way to improve health. Recent studies suggest that exercise can be beneficial both before and after surgery.
Before surgery, exercise may reduce surgical complications and improve outcomes. And patients who established an exercise habit after bariatric surgery showed greater improvements in strength, mobility and flexibility when compared to patients who did not establish a healthy exercise habit after surgery.
Be sure to talk with your surgical team about exercise before and after surgery.