Even the idea of starting the gym or going back to the gym after ostomy surgery can feel daunting. You may even feel excited, but apprehensive at the same time. This is completely normal.
Getting back to exercise or to the gym can be a big step to making you feel empowered with your ostomy but there is also a lot of questions you may have surrounding what exercises are safe, which ones you can realistically do and any worries you may have surrounding developing a hernia.
The good news is that there isn't really any gym exercise that you need to avoid in the long term and it is important to note that although you don't need to avoid things, some exercises are to be built up to, such as anything very core-orientated.
In his latest vlog (& first one of 2023!) Ant shares his 5 top tips for going to the gym with an ostomy:
To read Comfizz' blog post, head to "How to exercise after stoma surgery."
Disclaimer: As always, this post is from our vlogger, Ant's experiences with ostomy life & living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Nothing in our blog posts should be taken as medical advice. It's always best to consult a medical professional if you have queries or concerns.
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