Some people love to exercise. As weight loss surgery (WLS) returns their bodies to a healthier, more able form, they embrace exercise with a renewed vigor. Other people do not love exercise, but know that if is considered an essential part of an effective WLS program.
If you are not fond of exercise, it’s time to work on changing your mind about it. Exercise is your lifeline. It will make your weight loss and maintenance much, much easier. To make it more palatable, try something entertaining. You can put on music and dance, ride a bike, buy an exercise video that appeals to you, garden, listen to a book on tape while you walk, or find a friend to walk with. Exercise does not have to be torture.
Jay, K. and Persing, J. (2007). Small bites: Daily inspirations for weight loss surgery patients.
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