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Maintaining a healthy weight requires regular exercise and good eating habits. The key to working these into our lives is by making small changes that gradually become part of our routine.
After orthopedic surgery, your range of motion and ability to weight bare will be limited. It is important that you follow your orthopedic surgeon’s instructions during this critical period.
Following your doctor’s instructions is extremely important to ensure you get the maximum benefits of orthopedic surgery and external fixation. Eventually you should be able to add exercise to your routine. To maintain a healthy weight, follow these simple tips:
60 minutes or more of physical activity a day is recommended to maintain a healthy weight. There is no need to do complicated exercises or overthink it; the goal is just to keep your body moving. Practicing flexibility, strength and light cardio should be more than enough.
60 minutes out of your busy day may seem like a lot, but think about it in simple terms: try getting up 15 minutes earlier to do some yoga or other stretching activities. Walk to school or jog for 15 minutes at lunch. Do the same thing after school, or walk or cycle home. Add in taking the stairs, fitness classes, walking between classes during the day, and you’ve probably reached your 60 minute target to maintaining a healthy weight without really stepping out of your routine.
Here are some tips to get 60 minutes of exercise a day:
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring and you don’t have to be on a strict diet to lose or maintain a healthy weight. Diets aren’t sustainable, but eating good food in moderation as part of a healthy lifestyle is. The best way to maintain healthy weight (or lose weight when needed) is to make healthy food choices daily and incorporate them as part of a long-term routine.
Here are some tips for daily healthy eating: