Exercise is a word some of us love and some of us hate, but all of us know that some form of exercise is good for us.
For those of us who have had lap band surgery exercise is important for many reasons:
It burns calories
It firms our skin
It creates muscle which helps burn more calories
It creates those "happy hormones" that help us feel good and stay motivated
It reduces our risks for cardiovascular disease among other ailments.
The bottom line is, exercise is good for us whether we have had lap band surgery or not. Those of us who have had surgery may want to integrate it into our daily routine, a little at a time, in order to facilitate our weight loss. Depending on our age, our health, our weight, and our physical ability, exercise can mean anything from walking around the block to running five miles on the treadmill and everywhere in between. Of course, you'll need to work with your doctor in developing your exercise routine.
In this section you will find information and tips on getting started and staying motivated to help you achieve your goals.
Long Term Lap Band Success - Exercise Your Options By: Sandi Henderson from SandisBandedLiving Blog As I left for the gym this morning at 6:30 am I realized that my knee was hurting. I have osteoarthritis in my right knee and have been bone on bone for many years now. When I weighed 424 pounds it hurt all the time. As I lost weight it ached most of the time but hurt with less frequency. . . . keep reading
Lap Band Success - Push-Twist Exercise By: Jon Osumi This is a core-building exercise that strengthens the rotational movement (if done properly). Posture is the key to preventing injury, and stability below the waist keeps the exercise in the targeted body part(s). . . . keep reading
Living with My Lap Band - Vacation Planning and Debriefing By: Clare A good friend & member of Banded Living We are reminded time and time again that having a plan and executing the plan are part of the secrets to success with our lap bands. By sharing my most recent plan, execution, and debriefing with all of you it will help me create new plans for the future and possibly provide some insight for others. In Canada holiday = vacation. . . . keep reading
How Can I Vary My Current Workout For Long Term Lap Band Success? By: Jon Osumi What do I do when my workout routine is feels like it has become too easy, not to mention boring. This is a common problem especially when you are faced with limited equipment, either at home or in a gym that only has a few machines. How can you maintain progress, what do you do to change up your routine? . . . keep reading
Clare's LapBanded Living: Breaking Free One Step at a Time By: Clare Pattison The secret to success is no secret. However we do it, with or without a lap band, the answer is the same. Eat less and move more. When people ask me what my secret is, that's my answer. Almost always, they are disappointed. That's it? They want to hear about a miracle diet, a magic formula, an amazing breakthrough. The eat less part was the easier of the two for me. I have had success with dieting before, once even losing 100 pounds. But I never kept it off. . . . keep reading
Starting a New Year's Exercise Program By: Jon Osumi What better time to try something new than at the beginning of the New Year? Starting a new fitness program can seem like an insurmountable task at first glance. The best way to start is t . . . keep reading
Habits for the Holidays By: Jon Osumi The Holiday season brings fellowship and good cheer as well as temptation. Different personalities handle the temptation in different ways, but following some simple guidelines can help from str . . . keep reading
Lap Band Success - Order of Exercises By: Jon Osumi Is there a correct order to complete strength training exercises? There are some suggestions to follow, but no black and white absolute way that is "the perfect way". As a rule of . . . keep reading
Exercise Tempo By: Jon Osumi When performing exercises, the tempo, or cadence that you choose will have an effect on the results you achieve. For strength type movements, a controlled tempo, or one that does not rely on mom . . . keep reading