A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Increased physical activity and improved exercise behaviors are recommended for all of our patients preoperatively and postoperatively. Exercise provides many health benefits and can help maintain long-term weight loss. Individual needs are considered when recommending an exercise regimen.
KEY GUIDELINES FOR ADULTS
- All adults should avoid inactivity. Some physical activity is better than none, and adults who participate in any amount of physical activity gain some health benefits.
- For substantial health benefits, adults should do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, or an equivalence combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity. Aerobic activity should be performed in episodes of at least 10 minutes, and preferably, it should be spread throughout the week.
- For additional and more extensive health benefits, adults should increase their aerobic physical activity to 300 minutes (5 hours) a week of moderate-intensity, or 150 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, or an equivalence combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity activity. Additional health benefits are gained by engaging in physical activity beyond this amount.
- Adults also should do muscle-strengthening activities that are moderate- or high-intensity and involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week, as these activities provide additional health benefits.
Diabetics, patients with insulin resistance including women with PCOS (polycystic kidney disease) or with a history of gestational diabetes have unique vulnerabilities related to glucose (sugar) metabolism. Ventura Bariatrics works intensively with you to develop safe low calorie and very low carbohydrate meal plans which often seem to jump start and accelerate weight loss.
CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT (It takes a lifetime!)
Practice and repetition. Ventura Bariatrics reminds us that overweight issues are a chronic disease process which reflect societal, genetic and individual vulnerability that usually needs to be addressed for the rest of one’s life. Sometimes we may need different tools: surgery, medication, meal plans, group support, or specialty referrals (orthopedists, cardiologists, psychologists to name a few).
VENTURA BARIATRICS SURGICAL WEIGHT LOSS
300 Hillmont Avenue
Building 340, #401
Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: (805) 652-6565
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