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Walking as exercise after surgery



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On 1/5/2019 at 6:51 AM, Coexister said:

.....It's all so frustrating as I know lifting weights is my fastest way to weight loss but I have been limited here for quite some time. I am also needing a shoulder rotator cuff repair and will probably have that surgery in 6 to 8 weeks and this again will limit me. My only choice is walking. I do have a treadmill and a stationary bike. Just not sure when it is ok to use bike? The nurse at the hospital told me not to use the treadmill for awhile.....

I disagree, the fastest way to weight loss occurs in the kitchen. Many studies have shown that weight loss is most impacted by your diet, not how much you exercise. Where exercise is good is for overall well being, cardiac & mental health, as well as maintenance of weight loss once you reach your goal weight.

Not sure why the nurse said not to use the treadmill for quite some time; that sounds like bad advice. Walking post-op is very important for prevention of blood clots and to help with getting rid of the CO2 that is pumped into your abdominal cavity during laparoscopic surgery. It also helps build overall stamina and to keep your muscles & joints strong.

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