Bariatric Fitness: The Importance of Stretching
November 16, 2018

Bariatric Fitness: The Importance of Stretching

When we carry excess weight throughout our lives, movement becomes increasingly difficult. This extra weight puts pressure on the joints and inhibits us from obtaining our full range of motion. This lack of flexibility and pressure on the joints leads to posture imbalances and pain throughout the body. For obese individuals and those who have either undergone or are preparing for bariatric surgery, it is very important to begin a stretching routine to create balance throughout the body.

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