It is strongly recommended to increase your activity after weight loss surgery. For some this might be participating in Pilates, yoga, biking, swimming, or using the elliptical machine. If you’ve gotten more into walking, jogging and hiking, these are great way to get in cardiovascular activity and boost your weight loss surgery results as well but remember to get the appropriate footwear! The average lifetime of a running shoe is about 300-400 miles. Once your shoes have gone this distance they can lose stability and have less shock absorption which can be the cause of certain injuries. Reduce your risk of injury by keeping track of your mileage and replacing shoes when necessary.
Amy Ingols, RD