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Exercise

Should I still exercise?
October 26, 2011 : : 0 comments

Everyone needs to exercise and having an ostomy does not change that.  Any exercise that you enjoyed before your operation will almost definitely still be okay to continue afterwards.  Of course, you’ve had…

Are there limits to what I can do?
October 26, 2011 : : 0 comments

There are limits, especially soon after your surgery. Until your stoma and abdominal area are fully healed, strenuous activities can put you at risk for a hernia. A parastomal hernia is a weakness…

What types of exercises are appropriate?
October 26, 2011 : : 0 comments

The normal convalescent period post-operation is around three months.  You should speak to your doctor and/or Stomal Therapy Nurse about exactly when you can start exercising once again.  However, most exercise is appropriate…

What about swimming?
October 26, 2011 : : 0 comments

Swimming is an excellent exercise and one that you certainly don’t need to give up just because you have an ostomy.  Not only does swimming help with your fitness levels, but it provides…

Are there any things I can’t do?
October 26, 2011 : : 0 comments

Whilst most sports and exercise are fine, there are a small number of activities that you should approach with caution, and only with the express consent of your doctor and/or Stomal Therapy Nurse. …

Are there any specific products that make exercising easier?
October 26, 2011 : : 0 comments

There are various products on the market to help you feel secure about your stoma when exercising.  For those who take part in sports such as golf, football, horse riding or other energetic…

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