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Having a stoma should not prevent you from exercising or from being as physically active as you were before your operation. Talk to your doctor/stoma care nurse about contact sports or very heavy lifting; apart from that you should be able to enjoy the same type of physical activities you enjoyed before your surgery — even swimming.

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Remember, even light exercise is good exercise — for your heart, your joints, your muscles, your lungs, and for your general sense of well-being.

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The general benefits of regular exercise are well-known — but you should talk to your doctor or stoma care nurse before starting an exercise programme, especially if you are out of practice or if you have other medical conditions.

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Hints and tips

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In the Getting Fit After Stoma Surgery booklet, you can find abdominal exercises that can be done immediately after surgery and during the recovery period.

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