After taking the plunge and getting Lap Band Surgery you’ll want to make sure that you are getting the most out of the procedure. First, you’ll work with your doctor to get a good diet plan going. After that you need to think about what exercise plan will work best for you.
Some of the most highly recommended activities after the Lapband are walking and swimming. These are low impact exercises that can be done at your own pace. Additionally, they can easily be done seven days a week for maximum benefit.
The first thing you might want to try after lap band surgery is some walking. Start slow, and don’t worry if you can’t walk very far right away. If you walk for 15-20 minutes every day you will be making a difference in your health. Ideally you should work yourself up to 45-60 minutes at least 4 times a week.
Swimming is also a great exercise for those who have just had Lap Band Surgery. It doesn’t matter how good you are, or how fast you swim, but just that you get in the water and try. Swimming can be very beneficial because the water provides extra resistance and helps to make you work out harder in a shorter period of time. If you aren’t comfortable actually swimming in the water you may want to try walking in the water. This combination of exercises can be great for recovery from Lap Band Surgery.
For those who have not been on a regular exercise program before it can be difficult to get into a routine. Some suggestions for those of you would be to find a workout partner you enjoy spending time with. Ask a friend or loved one to join you for your walks or swims. You do them the favor of helping them get in shape, and you can strengthen the bond you share with them as well.