Exercise will be an important part of your new lifestyle. We know that by increasing your activity level, you are increasing the amount of energy your body expends. This results in increased weight loss. We also know that most individuals who successfully have maintained their weight for long periods of time are usually those who exercise on a regular basis.
We encourage every patient to walk at least 30 minutes a day. Even if you are unable to tolerate the full 30 minutes at one time, try to walk as long as tolerated and do that as many times as needed to add up to 30 minutes. Exercise is a must as you start eating less in order to maintain your metabolism.
Walk for 30 minutes or more most days of the week
Take the stairs instead of the elevator
Park your car further away in a parking lot
Go for a walk with a friend or family
Follow a balanced fitness program
Join friends in a sport activity