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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 Lap-Band System is indicated for weight reduction for patients with obesity, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40 kg/m2 or a BMI of at least 30 kg/m2 with one or more obesity-related comorbid conditions. It is indicated for use only in adult patients who have failed more conservative weight reduction alternatives, such as supervised diet, exercise and behavior modification programs. Patients who elect to have this surgery must make the commitment to accept significant changes in their eating habits for the rest of their lives.

The Lap-Band System is not recommended for non-adult patients (patients under 18 years of age), patients with conditions that may make them poor surgical candidates or increase the risk of poor results, who are unwilling or unable to comply with the required dietary restrictions, or who currently are or may be pregnant.

The Lap-Band System is a long-term implant. Explant and replacement surgery may be required. Patients who become pregnant or severely ill, or who require more extensive nutrition may require deflation of their bands. Anti-inflammatory agents, such as aspirin, should be used with caution and may contribute to an increased risk of band erosion.

Placement of the Lap-Band System is major surgery and, as with any surgery, death can occur. Possible complications include the risks associated with the medications and methods used during surgery, the risks associated with any surgical procedure, and the patient’s ability to tolerate a foreign object implanted in the body. Most common related adverse events include: Band slippage, pouch dilation, stoma obstruction, gastroesophageal reflux, esophageal dilation, cholelithiasis, incisional infection, abdominal pain, gastroenteritis, or nausea and vomiting may occur. Reoperation may be required. Rapid weight loss may result in complications that may require additional surgery. Deflation of the band may alleviate excessively rapid weight loss or esophageal dilation.

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