The human body is a complex system that needs constant care and maintenance to be in prime condition. So, even after you have had bariatric surgery, you are wrong if you think that your new body will always remain that way.
At NJ Advanced Surgical Solutions, we emphasize on the importance of exercise for patients with bariatric conditions or those who are undergoing treatment. Surgery can fix your body. Still, in order to maintain that body and also to enhance your health and overall well-being, you need to put in the effort by engaging in regular physical activities.
When you exercise regularly, not only do you maintain your weight, you become fitter, healthier, thus preventing various diseases that could develop otherwise. These diseases include cancer, heart diseases, stroke, diabetes, and more.
Benefits of exercise for people with bariatric conditions
When you remain active, your mind and body reap both short-term and long-term benefits. Some of these benefits include:
- Muscle building and strengthening
Exercise helps you to build your muscles and strengthen them, giving you a strong core and improved agility. Moreover, you achieve a toned look.
- Burning calories and fat
Exercise is one of the best ways to burn calories and lose unwanted fat. This helps in losing extra weight and maintaining a fit body.
- Lowered blood pressure
When you engage in physical activity regularly, your heart becomes stronger, which means that it can pump more blood to your body with less effort.
- Strengthened immune system
Exercise helps you to stay fit, while also flushing out bacteria from the lungs and airways. This may prevent you from getting the flu, a cold, or even other illnesses.
- Improved quality of sleep
Exercise is known to increase body temperature, and after you finish, your body temperature drops, which promotes sleep.
- Improved confidence and self-esteem
When you exercise, you set realistic and attainable goals for yourself. Reaching these goals helps boost your confidence and self-esteem. Besides, knowing that you have achieved a fit and healthy body by engaging in physically demanding tasks makes you feel more confident.
- Lowered stress and improved mood
When you exercise, endorphins, which are natural mood lifters, are released into your system. This helps to reduce stress and alleviate your overall mood.
It is crucial to keep in mind that when you start exercising, you should set realistic goals for yourself. You can even break down your goals into smaller goals, so you have milestones to celebrate along the way.
The team at NJ Advanced Surgical Solutions is standing by to help you lose weight, improve your level of health and fitness and help you attain a higher quality of life. Please feel free to reach out to us to find out more!