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Refreshing your workout routine | Part 2

April 14, 2022

Refreshing your workout routine doesn’t have to be complicated. A previous article recently touched on four ways to rejuvenate your exercise regimen. For those looking for more specific changes, this second part of the original article can give you more interesting workout ideas to help you keep things exciting. 

Interesting workout ideas for cardio

Cardiovascular exercise is essential for burning calories, but hitting the treadmill isn’t the answer for everyone. Luckily, there are many types of cardio from which you can choose. If the traditional treadmill isn’t for you, you can try the elliptical or cycling. Those who take to the water may instead try their hand at rowing or swimming, which are great for breaking a sweat. If you’re hoping to stick with your machinery of choice but still need a change of pace, you can instead incorporate high-intensity interval training (HIIT) into your routine. 

All these exercises serve the same purpose: burning calories, reducing fat, and improving cardiovascular health. After considering the options and trying something new, a fun workout is easy to find. You might even find a passion for an alternative form of exercise and begin practicing it regularly. If you’re having trouble, Lap-Band® patients can consult with their team to find fun ways to exercise safely and effectively.

Fun strength exercise ideas

When people think of strength exercises, they often picture barbells or rows of dumbbells at their gym. But people cultivate strength in multiple ways, and these ways may provide some fun types of exercise to keep things stimulating. Traditional lifting isn’t the only way to build muscles and enhance your metabolism; instead, there are many interesting strength training exercises for you to try. 

Jazzercise is just one example of exercises you can use to cultivate strength. People who try it often compliment this form of exercise for its combination of dance, strength, and resistance training. Some people may be hoping to shed the weights altogether. For these people, bodyweight exercises can offer a similar level of strength, remove monotony, and be done almost anywhere. If you want something far out of the ordinary, there are always interesting exercises like calisthenics, isometrics, and plyometrics. 

Incorporating fun workout ideas

Cardiovascular exercise and strength training are critical for weight loss. But the same routines can quickly become tedious. Lap-Band Patients can use the expertise of their support team to adopt new exercises and keep their routine interesting. When you feel your current practice is waning, you can talk with your physician about incorporating new activities into your routine. 

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Important Lap-Band® System Safety Information

The ReShape Lap-Band Systems are approved for adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or a BMI of at least 30 with health conditions related to obesity, who have not seen success with other weight loss methods, like supervised diet, exercise, and behavior modification programs. Choosing this surgery means committing to changes in eating habits for the long term.

The Lap-Band procedure is not approved for individuals under 18 yo, those with conditions that may make them poor surgical candidates or lead to poor results, such as inflammatory or cardiopulmonary diseases, problems with the stomach and digestion, symptoms or family history of autoimmune disease, scarring of the liver, individuals unable or unwilling to follow the necessary dietary restrictions, individuals with alcohol or drug addictions, or those currently pregnant. Individuals who become pregnant after band placement may require deflation of their bands.

The ReShape Lap-Band Systems, a long-term tool, may need to be adjusted if you get pregnant, sick, or malnourished. Be careful with anti-inflammatory drugs as they could make the band wear away. Like any surgery, placement of the Lap-Band may have complications such as risks from drugs and methods used, general surgery risks, how well your body handles a foreign object, or in rare cases, risk of death.

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with metabolic and bariatric surgery that you and your doctor should discuss. Potential risks associated with the Lap-Band include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, stomach blockage, constipation, swallowing difficulty, diarrhea, abnormal stools, abdominal pain, weakness, incision pain, infection, fever, hernia, chest pain, band movement, stomach pouch expansion, unusual healing, pain at the port site, port movement, and/or hair loss. Additional surgery might be needed. Losing weight quickly could lead to complications requiring more surgery. 

Talk to your doctor, and/or visit our website at for more information on its benefits and risks.