Non weight bearing exercise ideas for morbidly obese people with knee joint pains. When these people do weight bearing exercises their body weight causes them a lot of pain in knees and ankles. This is one of the reasons they shy away from workouts. Swimming could be a super option in such a population as it does not put pressure on the knees and ankles. When morbidly obese people undergo Bariatric surgery/ Obesity surgery / weight loss surgery swimming could be a good choice of exercise to tone the body and it can prove a great advantage for weightloss. There are several alternative ways to lose weight by low impact exercises.
Walking: During the initial months, when weight loss is happening post surgery, walking helps since it’s a low impact way of exercise. Even if you can walk only small distances, make it a point to keep walking diligently, and keep increasing the time span of walking.
Water Exercises: Do not shy away from water exercises. This form of exercise cushions the weight on your joints and legs by 90% and helps you exercise without pain. Even people who do not know to swim can take advantage of this form by just walking in the water.
Stationary cycling bikes: There are many varieties of bikes available in the market. A recumbent bike with a small seat. This is very beneficial for morbidly obese people. Sitting on a seat and peddling away reduces the impact on knees and ankles. It also reduces pressure on the back too.
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