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Healthy Weight Loss: Exercise Versus Liposuction

  By posted Jul 15th 2012
Healthy Living
Weight Loss Surgery: The last resort for morbidly obese people Exercise: The best way to lose weight and keep it off


Why weight loss surgery: 
Weight loss surgery can be a last resort for people who have a BMI ranging from 35 to 40 and those who suffer from overweight health conditions such as serious sleep apnea, obesity-related heart disease, or diabetes. For some, the danger of death from not undergoing a surgery could be possibly bigger than the possible complications involved from undertaking the procedures.

Things to keep in mind when undergoing weight-loss surgery.
In most of the cases, as a candidate you have to show the evidence of endeavours at dietary weight loss which have been unsuccessful, for the surgery to get approved. Your doctor may also call for a psychological assessment which would conclude your probable response to losing weight by surgery. Most of the medical practitioners require candidates to exhibit their motivation levels as to why they should undergo physical weight loss surgery. In addition to it, various medical studies are performed to evaluate the health of your body such as heart and functioning of hormonal system. Nutritional and dietary counselling is also a must to practice before and after the surgery.

Why weight loss surgery is not meant for you.
For patients who tend to remain sternly obese even after undergoing non-surgical procedures of weight loss, or for people who are a victim of obesity-related disorders, surgery is not ‘the’ answer to end their weighty problems. 

Positive effects of weight loss surgery.
Patients who are victims of serious obesity, tend to see serious improvements within the span of one year, if not sooner. One can also witness a huge improvement in cardiovascular conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and weight-related issues. One might also feel less stress, quite dramatically after surgery. One might also stop experiencing knee joint pain post surgery. Breathing disorders, such as asthma and sleep apnea may also generally improve. Borderline diabetics may see a reversal in their symptoms. 

Side-effects of bariatric surgery.
Psychological side-effects of rapid weight loss after surgery may result in lack of energy, depression and a lack in self-confidence. Other side-effects range from dehydration, deficiency of vitamins, kidney stones, gall stones and effects to the skin. Thus, you should opt for a weight loss surgery, only if it is totally necessary, after talking it out at length with your doctor. One might also suffer from many possible complications after weight loss surgery. Read here. 




Why exercise:
 Exercising enhances body fitness and ensures mental wellness. If performed on a regular basis, exercise keeps many health diseases at bay. Regular exercising helps in lowering risk of heart diseases and strokes, managing blood pressure and helps in controlling high cholesterol, while also reducing risk of obesity. It prevents diabetes, controlling weight and boosting brain cognitive functions. It also helps in preventing osteoporosis by strengthening bones and joints, builds overall strength and body stamina and alleviates mood and reduces stress and depression.

Things to keep in mind when opting for an exercise routine.
Be clever about setting the right goals. Motivate yourself with images of the body you want to achieve or the life you want to live once you are healthier and fit. Keep in mind that each exercise routine must include elements of cardiovascular exercise, weight or resistance training, flexibility, balance and core. Without these elements your exercise routine will be incomplete and not benefit overall fitness in the long term.

Why exercising is not meant for you.
There is no such thing. From time to time, you might get bored of a workout or fail to see more results, but the solution to that is progressing in your workouts and beating the plateau. Avoid undertraining or overtraining, stay focused on your goals, compliment the exercise with a balanced and healthy diet, and you'll always feel fit.

Positive effects of exercising.
Exercise lowers high blood pressure because it regulates vascular tone, improves blood flow, and normalizes chemical and neurotransmitter release. Exercising reduces bad cholesterol and improves good cholesterol. Whenever you exercise, your personal worth increases because it gives you a feeling of having done something good, rather than sitting passively and brooding over issues. When you exercise, the body releases chemical substances known as endorphins which relieve stress and make you feel good. This boosts your confidence. Regular exercise makes your immune system strong and well equipped to fight various diseases and infections. As you remain disease free, there is a sense of pride. Exercise gives you a good appearance and your body image improves. 

Side effects of exercising.
There are no side effects of exercising! As long as you take adequate rest in between workouts (if the intensity is high and your trainer advises it), and eat to support the exercise, you will only see benefits.


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