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How to Overcome Exercise Obstacles Post Lipo

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 2/22/13 2:13 PM

post lipo exerciseThe world seems to be divided into two groups: people who love to exercise and those of us who have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the gym. If you are in the second group, it doesn’t help to know that exercise is good for you. Most people who hate to exercise have developed a laundry list of handy excuses to keep from breaking a sweat. But here’s the thing. If you undergo liposuction to banish those stubborn pockets of fat that mar your once-sleek body and you don’t exercise, you run the risk of gaining back even more fat than was removed during your Cleveland Smartlipo TriPlex procedure. 

Exercise can confer long-term lipo benefits 

A Brazilian study found that liposuction patients who engaged in regular exercise following their procedure were most likely to maintain their new slim body shape and enjoy long-term benefits from their surgery. That ups the ante when you’re trying to decide between lacing up your gym shoes and crashing on the couch! 

Overcome exercise obstacles 

Use the following strategies to overcome exercise obstacles and make regular exercise a healthy habit: 

  • Don’t have time to exercise? Cut exercise time by alternating short bursts of intense exercise with short recovery periods. When jogging or cycling, alternating quick 30-second sprints with 4-minute interludes of easy exercise for 20 minutes can confer the same benefit as a normal 90-minute workout.
  • Bored with exercise? Fight boredom by adding interest or variety to your exercise routine. Load up your iPod with energizing tunes to escape the tedium. Mix things up by adding a few hills to your cycling program, increasing the incline on the treadmill or pedaling backwards on the elliptical.  

More tips next time 

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Topics: cleveland, SmartLipo TriPlex, exercise, lipo