Harrington Exercise Program

Bariatric Surgery, Metabolic & Nutrition Center Offers Exercise Options for Patients

University Hospitals Digestive Health Institute Bariatric Surgery & Nutrition Center has partnered with University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute to provide overweight patients with exercise options, depending on their particular needs.

Pre-Exercise Evaluation

Before starting our exercise program, patients undergo a full 75-minute pre-exercise evaluation that includes:

  • A thorough assessment of the person’s overall health, current medical conditions and medications by a UH nurse and qualified exercise physiologist
  • Recommendations of an exercise program to do at home or at a gym
  • Personal instruction using exercise equipment to help ensure safety and effectiveness

Cardiovascular Exercise That Really Works

The Bariatric Surgery, Metabolic & Nutrition Center at UH offers a cardiovascular exercise program for patients. The safe and effective program is based on each participant’s individual needs and goals and is designed to help patients stay with a physical activity regimen.

Health care professionals supervise our exercise program, by monitoring:

  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Clinical symptoms before, during and after exercise

Just Twice a Week

Meeting twice weekly at one of our convenient locations, the exercise program includes both cardiovascular and resistance exercise. A pre-exercise evaluation and stress test are required before starting the exercise program and a doctor’s referral is necessary.

Exercise Advantages

The advantages of the Harrington Exercise Program are many, including:

  • Building strength
  • Increasing endurance
  • Strengthening bones
  • Helping patients return quickly to everyday activities
  • Reducing the risk of future health problems
  • Boosting psychological and social support

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