Many women are eager to get back into their exercise program after breast surgery. You will probably be able to start exercising one week after your breast surgery. However, you will need to consult with your physician before you begin an exercise regime. Once you get the okay from your doctor, you can engage in light exercise. Below are some of the best exercises after breast surgery:
You will need a yardstick, broom handle or stick-like object for this exercise. You will need to hold the stick across your belly with both of your hands and palms facing up. You will need to lift the stick as far as you can over your head. Hold the stick for five seconds. Lower your arms and repeat this exercise five to seven times.
You will need to lay on the bed or floor to perform this exercise. Clasp your hands behind your head and point your elbows toward the ceiling. Slowly move your elbows apart and down towards the floor or bed. This exercise should be repeated five to seven times.
You will need a chair for this exercise. Sit down in the chair with your hands clasped together in front of you. Slowly lift your arms over your head and bend your truck. Make sure that you are bending at your waist. Return to the starting position and bend on the other side. This exercise should be repeated five to seven times on each side.
You will need to stand facing the wall. Your feet should be eight to 10 inches away from the wall. Place your hands and use your fingers to “climb” up the wall. Go as high as you can without feeling uncomfortable. Repeat this exercise five to seven times.
Shoulder Blaze Squeeze
You need to sit in a chair facing a mirror. Avoid resting your back against the chair. Put your arms at your side and bend your elbows. Squeeze your shoulder blades together while bringing your elbows behind you. Repeat this exercise five to seven times. This is a simple exercise that you can do while you are waiting at an Utah medical spa, or the spa of your choice.
You can begin exercising after breast surgery as soon as your doctor says that it is okay. Wand exercise, shoulder stretch, shoulder blade squeeze, side bending and elbow winging are examples of some of the exercises you can do.