After undergoing gastric sleeve surgery, patients are asked to do a good amount of walking to promote the recovery process. Activities such as moving around and walking increase blood flow. Good circulation helps to minimize the formation of blood clots and to enhance healing to speed up recovery and reduce complications. Patients can begin walking for approximately half an hour per day as soon as they get home.
Generally patients can start exercising within three to six weeks after surgery (be sure to consult with your doctor).
It is also recommended that former patients continue to exercise regularly to promote good health. Exercises such as walking, jogging, bike riding, swimming, and hiking are a great way to enjoy the outdoors, burn off some calories, and promote heart health.
About Google Fit
Google Fit is a helpful app that provides mobile phone users with the ability to track walks, bike rides, as well as other forms of exercise as they work toward individual goals. This app automatically detects actions such as walks and bike rides that you may be inspired to get out and do on a beautiful day. In total there are over 120 activities you can select from that Google Fit will track.
Download Google Fit for Android
With Google Fit, you can set personalized goals such as walking a mile, doing a 30-minute bike ride, burning off 200 calories, and more. This enables the user to feel motivated to keep up and meet their goal benchmarks.
By setting up your personalized account and goals, you can keep up with daily and monthly progress monitoring.
Devices You Can Utilize Google Fit On
Google Fit can be used on Android phones, tablets, computers, and Android wearable watches. Making it easy to use when on the go and to monitor when relaxing at your computer.
Add Other Fitness Apps to Google Fit
Some other popular apps such as MyFitnessPal and Lifesum can be added to your Google Fit account for better tracking of your health and progress.
At Mexico Bariatric Center, our goal is to provide valuable tools for weight loss success. After undergoing surgery, keeping active can serve as a great asset in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
What are some other great tools that you find to serve you well in achieving weight loss success? Share in the comments below!
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