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  • More Exercise Got You Sore?

    More Exercise Got You Sore?

    So you’ve started exercising, that’s great! Exercise is key to weight loss, especially for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band patients. But sore muscles don’t make you feel great. It might even be more than just uncomfortable, the muscle pain might make it hard to go about your work day without walking like a robot, or make it hard for you to lift your child, or give a hug, or lug a bag of fresh, healthy groceries to your car. Sore muscles can make bariatric patients not want to exercise, but the calories burned by exercise are crucial to making the most of your weight loss efforts and building lean muscle mass after weight loss surgery.

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  • Less but more frequent exercise best to reduce weight? Study provides a clue

    Less but more frequent exercise best to reduce weight? Study provides a clue

    Low magnitude, high frequency mechanical stimulation (LMMS) reduces adipose (fat) tissue and thus may be a method of reducing weight and health risks such as diabetes. A new study takes this concept to another level.

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  • Starting an Exercise Program After Weight Loss Surgery

    Starting an Exercise Program After Weight Loss Surgery

    Starting an exercise program after weight loss surgery can be difficult due to many reasons including post-op activity restrictions, lack of energy, adjusting to your new diet, complications with dehydration, and weight restrictions on exercise equipment. Diet restriction alone will cut the pounds, but without an exercise program you may

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  • 12 Minutes Of Exercise A Week Could Be Enough To Stay Fit

    12 Minutes Of Exercise A Week Could Be Enough To Stay Fit

    Recent research conducted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, found that four-minute bursts of vigorous physical activity three times each week could elevate oxygen intake levels as well as lower blood pressure and glucose levels.  The scientists noted that regular exercise training improves maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max), but the optimal intensity and volume necessary

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  • Barre Workout Routine

    Barre Workout Routine

    In order to achieve your weight loss goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle, committing to a weight loss surgery must go hand-in-hand with committing to an exercise program.   Whether you wish to tone your thighs, hips, legs and bottom, find a low impact routine, or obtain the highly idealized dancer’s body, Barre is a realistic

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  • Swimming and Fitness

    Swimming and Fitness

    As a weight loss surgeon myself and my office were so impressed by Diana Nyad’s historic swim on labor day from Cuba to Key West with no shark tank or fins.  Diana is in her early 60′s and tried this swim multiple times but had setbacks including multiple jelly fish stings.  She is relentless and

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  • Pilates

    Pilates

    There are many people today who are trying to lose weight and one way of achieving this goal is Pilates. The found of Pilates, Joseph Pilates once said “I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercise. They’d be

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  • Support in a “Pin”, a “Post” and a “Tweet”

    Support in a “Pin”, a “Post” and a “Tweet”

    At Dr. Kahlil Shillingford’s weight loss practice, patient support is a major component in treatment pre and post Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Lap-Band or Gastric Bypass surgery. Motivated individuals from South Florida including Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Miami, and the Tampa Bay have already experienced being part of our highly skilled bariatric team. Through patient

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  • 3 Exercises You Can Do at Home

    3 Exercises You Can Do at Home

    Exercise is a key factor in weight loss. This is true for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients also. As most weight loss surgery patients know, having bariatric surgery is not a magic weight solution, but a tool to help promote weight loss and keep it off. In order to maximize weight loss, exercise is crucial.

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  • 5 Exercises that Feel More Like Fun

    5 Exercises that Feel More Like Fun

    Exercise sometimes feels like work. It can feel like something you have to do, but don’t necessarily want to do. If your exercise regime has gotten you in a slump, we’ve got a list of 5 exercises to try that may feel a little bit more like fun and a little less like work. Dancing

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