Exercise After Bypass Surgery: Start Slowly
Increase Your Exercise Slowly
You may feel weak and tire easily at first. You may also be a bit stiff. Go slowly and build up your time and speed little by little.
After the first week, exercise 4 times a day for 7 to 8 minutes each time. Each week, add 1 to 2 minutes to each session.
As you add minutes to each session, cut down on the number of times you exercise in a day. Just be sure you exercise for a total of 25 to 30 minutes. Slowly build up to 25 to 30 minutes once a day.
Exercise 5 days a week. You can take 2 days off – but not 2 days in a row.
Exercise either before or at least 1 hour after a meal.
Rest after you exercise. And, drink plenty of water (unless your health care provider has told you to limit fluid intake).
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