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When can I exercise after surgery?

Patients are often very eager to start exercising after they have weight loss surgery and that’s encouraged. However, it’s important for them to remember that they cannot perform any strenuous exercises (meaning lifting weights greater than 20 pounds or running or doing sit-ups) for a period of at least 6 weeks. Six weeks or more after surgery, after they have been cleared by their doctor, they can do any type of exercise that they want.

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