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Can Lap Band Surgery Enable you to Live a More Active Lifestyle?

Jun 4, 2008
Many people every single day debate whether or not they should have lap band surgery. They may be a little overweight or a lot overweight and have found that the things they have tried have not worked for them. This is the case for many. Some diet until their blue in the face and they can't seem to lose the weight. Others have a difficult time being physically active and they need that physical activity because dieting alone will not take off the weight. Having lap band surgery is a personal decision, but it is a personal decision that can make a huge difference in a person's life.

For those who desire to live a more active lifestyle, they wonder if they can engage in strenuous physical activity after the surgery. After all, there is a foreign object wrapped around the stomach with an access port right under the skin. What if it comes loose? What if the access port moves out of place? These are questions that some lap band recipients may have. For those who do not have the answer, they may move around like a robot in fear that they're going to knock something loose. Fortunately, that is not the case.

Physical activity

The great thing about the lap band is that it will not move out of place. The access port will also stay exactly where it is supposed to. Physical activity is a very important part of losing weight. Yes, you cannot hold as much food once you've had the lap band put in place, but smaller food portions alone will not take the weight off as fast as you'd like. Incorporating exercise will gain you the results that you want.

Sure, the smaller food portions are a great start, especially for those who are very obese and find it difficult to exercise. There are also those who may be disabled and unable to exercise. The smaller food portions alone will help them lose weight, but certainly not as fast as someone who can exercise. That isn't their fault, though, so that is nothing to fret about.

For the individual who can exercise, it is important to do so. Not only for the weight loss, but for the other health benefits that is associated with it. First of all, exercise lowers the risk of heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure. Exercise also helps you tone up your body as you're losing the weight. You may notice as the weight comes off that you need some toning. Don't think for a minute that the makers of the lap band were inventing something that kept an individual from enjoying their life to the fullest. It was taken into consideration that exercise would be needed for faster weight loss and to tone up the body as the weight came off.

Now what?

So now that you know the lap band will not hamper your ability to run on the treadmill, lift weights at the gym, chase after your kids, or run with the dog, is it for you? That is something only you can decide. Then again, you might be wondering what it is like to run on a treadmill, lift weights at the gym, chase after your kids, and run with the dog. If you are and you've tried to lose weight, then you may be the perfect candidate for lap band surgery. After all, you can lead an active lifestyle, which can be quite the treat if you've never been able to lead such a lifestyle before. You can discover a whole new world when obesity is not a part of it.
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