Bounce Back from Surgery FAST
Most people walk into surgery without much preparation.
Your surgeon might tell you to avoid certain meds or supplements before your operation.
Or, if you have a progressive doctor, he might suggest certain supplements to speed healing afterward.
But if you have a scheduled surgery in your future, new research reveals precisely what you can do to bounce back FAST.
If you’ve ever had a major operation, you know they want to get you on your feet soon after surgery. And a new study confirms walking is indeed the key to a quick recovery.
But it revealed that the walking you do BEFORE you ever set foot in the hospital is JUST as critical to bouncing back AFTER surgery.
According to researchers, focusing on taking 7,500 daily steps leading up to surgery could significantly impact on how well you recover.
Folks who stuck to this practice had 45 percent FEWER complications in the month following surgery compared to their peers who walked less.
Plus, the odds of complications within 90 days after discharge were slashed in HALF once the researchers adjusted for things like the complexity of the operation.
Now, I’m the first person to admit that 7,500 steps can be a big challenge. But don’t let that daunting number cause you to quit before you start.
The key is to keep moving. Even shorter walks can support the recovery process.
Start with whatever number of steps you can comfortably accomplish. Then, slowly increase your daily number with a GOAL of reaching 7,500.
I recommend using a portable fitness tracker to help keep tabs.
But don’t quit once you reach surgery day. Walking AFTER is critical, too.
Folks who walk after major surgery have faster recoveries, shorter hospital stays, fewer complications, and a lower hospital return rate.
The bottom line is that movement is medicine when preparing for… and rebounding from… surgery.
P.S. [WARNING] Beware of this post-surgery painkiller PROBLEM!
Gehl CJ, et al. “Wearable Device/Smart Watch Activity Trackers as a Tool for Surgical Risk Stratification,” Scientific Forum, Presented at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2023.
Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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