Exercise and physical activity should be a regular part of your life after a liver transplant to continue improving your overall physical and mental health.
While you are in the hospital, a Mayo Clinic physical therapist will teach you exercises to help you recover and avoid complications. The physical therapist can also talk with you about finding an appropriate exercise program to follow at home.
Soon after your transplant, you should walk as much as you can. Then, depending on your progress, you can start incorporating more physical activity into your daily life.
Walking, bicycling, swimming, low-impact strength training and other physical activities you enjoy can all be a part of a healthy, active lifestyle after transplant. But be sure to check in with your transplant team before starting or changing your post-transplant exercise routine.
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