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It’s Time to Get Outdoors and Exercise

Posted on May 12, 2020 by Deb Hart

One of the greatest benefits of weight loss surgery is the ability to be more active. And through engaging in regular exercise, it is more likely that you’ll live longer with improved heart health, reduced cancer risks, stronger bones, a healthy blood sugar level, heightened brain power, better weight control, and more energy–well worth the time and effort required. As the weather heats up, it’s time to take it outside.

It's Time to Get Outdoors and Exercise

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What to Do?

Outdoor activities this time of year are only limited by your imagination. Here are some ideas to get you thinking—this year with social distancing in mind.

Bike Riding
Shooting Basketball Hoops
Playing Catch
Flying a Kite
Throwing a Frisbee
Hula Hoop
Hop Scotch
House Cleaning
In-line Skating
Jumping Rope
Nature Walk
Clean out Your Attic or Garage
Walk the Dog

Get a Fresh Perspective Walking Outdoors

Walking is a great form of exercise for most people. It’s easy, inexpensive, and it can be done almost anywhere. An important benefit of regular walking is lower stress hormones—something we can all use with the uncertainty of the COVID era. So get out of the house, get your blood pumping, and feel the energy and enthusiasm return to your body.

Start slowly, 7 days a week if possible, and then add time and distance. Before you know it, you’ll be able to walk 5-7 days a week for 40-60 minutes—just follow the schedule below.



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Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.

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