Bariatric physical therapy is crucial to the whole process of weight loss surgery. Research shows that patients who undergo bariatric surgery need a consistent source of physical activity counseling, which we believe can be fulfilled by a physical therapist. This blog will delve deeper into physical therapy and the importance of activity in your weight loss journey. […]
Exercise is essential for keeping your body moving and functioning, especially after bariatric surgery. Several studies show that the body was designed to move and works best when it is active; otherwise, a sedentary lifestyle can weaken the muscles, heart, and lungs and lead to bone deterioration, joint stiffness, and more. Unfortunately, many people lack the motivation […]
Incorporating physical activity into your daily routine has many benefits, including aiding in weight loss, alleviating joint pain, and improving your mood. If you are new to working out, you may feel intimidated and unsure where or how to begin. In this blog, we will go into everything you need to know about how to […]
Today, we’re back with a list of cardio workouts you can do at home to get your sweat on! Whatever your fitness goals – losing weight, toning, coming back from an injury – these workouts will get your blood flowing and calories burning. Here are just a few of our favorite at-home workouts.
Your heart is one of the most important muscles in your body. Although many people don’t look at it as a muscle because they can not artificially see it. Targeting your heart rate zone during exercise is a great “muscle building” attribute you can bring to the table. Simply put, your heart rate is the […]
The alarm goes off at 5:15 AM. I drudgingly roll out of bed (after snoozing for 15 minutes) and slip into my workout clothes. As I lace up my sneakers, I think of every excuse not to go to the gym—”I worked out hard yesterday. I am sore. I have a long day at work today. I […]
Do you want to reduce body fat, increase lean muscle mass, and burn calories more efficiently? Strength training, here we come! As a bariatric patient, lean muscle mass quickly diminishes the more you lose. You’re not only losing fat, but you’re also losing muscle.
Along with Lysol wipes and toilet paper, home gym equipment is in popular demand. With the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have transformed the space in the corner of their living room to their home gym—myself included. Finding the motivation to workout is made much easier when you have the right equipment for your goals. So, we […]
We have all been spending a lot of time at home lately as a result of the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place orders. With gyms closed and some public parks, it can be challenging to motivate yourself to workout and stay active during this time of quarantine.
Exercise after bariatric surgery is important to ensure you maintain your weight loss and can help you achieve the body you have dreamed of. If you have been relatively inactive in the past, the thought of walking into a gym can be daunting. Similarly, a gym membership may not fit into your monthly budget. But […]
The gym can be an intimidating place, especially for those patients who haven’t worked out since high school gym class. And the idea of jumping into a workout routine is a scary thought. “What if I fail? What if I make a fool of myself? I am ashamed of how out of shape I really […]
Exercise is a very important part of living a healthy lifestyle and is recommended to many of our patients as it promotes weight loss, preserves your muscle mass, and improves your mood. But is it true that working out on an empty stomach can help you burn fat faster? In this blog, I am going […]
I think it is safe to say that we all desire to find our inner peace and zen. And you may be able to achieve just that by practicing yoga—a mind and body practice that dates back to 5,000 years ago. Yoga is a form of exercise that combines breathing techniques, meditation, relaxation, strength, flexibility, […]
Unlike high intensity interval training, pilates is a form of exercise that reduces impact on the joints through slow and controlled movements. Pilates is great for strengthening your muscles, improving flexibility, and bettering your posture. In most cases, pilates is a full body workout that helps you move better in your everyday life while preventing […]
High intensity interval training, more casually known as HIIT, is becoming a more popular exercise because of its high effectiveness and little time required. In 2017, HIIT was among the top fitness trends and has only been maintaining its popularity.
You probably read this title and thought to yourself, “What the heck is LISS?”. LISS stands for low intensity steady state and is a form of cardio exercise in which you exert a steady amount of energy over a period of time. And as you may be able to guess, the movements are low intensity, […]
Let’s be honest—the most daunting part of working out is the thought of working out. For most people, finding time to hit the gym means waking up at the crack of dawn to go before work or finding the energy to get a good sweat in after work. So, it is no surprise that the […]
There are three main types of exercises: strength training, cardio, and stretching. Each of these is unique in their own way and are essential for maximizing your fitness level and preventing injury. You have probably heard that cardio is a great way to lose weight and get lean. Today I am going to dive into […]
As a certified personal trainer, you can imagine how important I believe exercise is for your health. Many patients complain that their weight has prohibited them from being as active as they should. They, therefore, do not get to experience all the benefits of regular exercise such as increased energy, decreased stress, and improved moods. […]
As I prepare to become a certified personal trainer, I am asked by many patients how to exercise for weight loss. There is a common belief that cardio is the way to go if you are looking to torch those calories and lose fat. However, what most people fail to recognize (even the average Jane […]
Nutrition after bariatric surgery is the most critical component to achieving long-term weight loss success. In this bariatric nutrition guide, learn everything you need to know about bariatric nutrition pre-op and post-op and nutrition basics.