It’s Time to Get Outdoors and Exercise

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
Canoeing
Dancing
Flying a Kite
Fishing
Throwing a Frisbee
Gardening
Hula Hoop
Hop Scotch
House Cleaning
In-line Skating
Jumping Rope
Nature Walk
Run
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.

WEEK SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

1

15 min 15 min 20 min 15 min 20 min 15 min 20 min

2

15 min 20 min 20 min 15 min 20 min 15 min 25 min

3

15 min 25 min 20 min 15 min 25 min 20 min 25 min

4

20 min 30 min 20 min 20 min 25 min 20 min 30 min

5

20 min 30 min 30 min 20 min 30 min 20 min 35 min

6

25 min 30 min 30 min 25 min 30 min 25 min 40 min

7

25 min 30 min 40 min 30 min 30 min 30 min 40 min

8

25 min 30 min 40 min 30 min 40 min 30 min 50 min

9

30 min 40 min 40 min 30 min 40 min 40 min 50 min

10

30 min 40 min 50 min 30 min 50 min 40 min 50 min

11

40 min 40 min 50 min 40 min 50 min 40 min 50 min

12

40 min 40 min 60 min 40 min 60 min 40 min 60 min

 

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