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Beginning Exercise after Weight Loss Surgery

As soon as you are given the “OK” by your surgeon following weight loss surgery, incorporating exercise into your post-op plan will help not only with weight loss, but also helps to improve cardiovascular health and boost your mood! What is the first step? Taking that first step, literally. Exercise specialist Mo Smith encourages patients to start small. “I ask them to start out with baby steps,” she explains. “The goal is to start with three days a week of walking for 30 minutes total each day throughout the day. For example, you can walk three 10-minute sessions throughout the day.

Bariatric Patient Care Conference Offered for Pre-Op and Post-Op Patients

The Center for Bariatrics at Bailey Medical Center is not only a Center of Excellence, but also the leading Bariatric Center in Northeast Oklahoma. Bailey Bariatric surgeons, registered dietitians, exercise specialists, as well as a psychologist and plastic surgeon will host a free one-day seminar for pre-op and post-op patients. The seminar is designed to educate and motivate patients on their bariatric journey to become strong, healthy and nutritionally correct.