If you are suffering from overweight and obesity problems, then it is quite likely that you would have come across lapband surgery. It basically is an adjustable band that is placed around the upper part of the stomach when a laparoscopic surgery procedure is done. The main objective is to try and reduce food intake. When the surgery is being done, a small device often referred to as a reservoir is placed under the skin of the abdomen. It is believed that it could lead to a gradual reduction of weight ranging from 2 to 4 pounds during the first few months. The long term benefits accruing to the patient would depend on the food habits of the patient and other factors like lifestyle, stress, exercise and workout methods being used by him or her. In this article we will try and have a closer look various types of exercises should one do after going through lapband surgery. This will help them to strike a balance between safety and the overall results that he or she would like to get out such surgery aimed at reducing obesity and overweight problems.
Classify The Exercise Regimen
Once you are through with the surgery, your recovery process would be tied to the kinds of exercises and workouts which you would continue to focus on. It would be better to divide your post-surgery workouts into different categories as follows:
· Low Impact Workouts – This type of workouts are suited for the first two to four weeks after surgery. The focus should be more on recovery and only then should you fall into a serious exercise routine. However, here again you should not start the exercises on your own. You must take the help and assistance of your surgeon and also your personal physician. However, there are some simple sitting exercises, leg lifts when sitting, simple shoulder rolls, back and forth and walking which could be tried out. Starting to walk 10 minutes a day within the first two to three week of lapband surgery could do a world of good.
· Aerobics And Cardio – One month into the surgery, you must be in a position to start some serious post lapband surgery. This could include cycling which does not put too much pressure on the joints. Your objective must be to go in for 30 minutes of cycling each day for five days a week. Water aerobics like swimming is also recommended because it is quite safe and does not have big injury risks attached to it.
· Strength Training – Straight straining is an important component as far as far as recover after lapband surgery is concerned. It helps to build muscles, burns more calories, and also helps in improving balance. You could start with these exercises thrice a week if your doctor permits it. Lunges, squats and yoga are a few simple and effective strength building exercises which you can think of. You could use DVDs or get admitted into a gym for doing these strength training exercises. However, you must start slow and move up the ladder gradually.
Author Bio: Dr Jason Maani is a Co-Founder at drjasonmaani.com.au; an experienced General, Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon practicing in the eastern suburbs and inner south of Sydney.