Keep your heart/lung fitness up–at any weight

Even if you end up needing bariatric surgery because you couldn’t control your weight, you need to know how valuable it is to keep yourself fit anyway.

In a very small study surgery results were clearly in favor of those who had higher reserves in the heart-lung arena. So as Richard Simmons in his fun, fab exercise videos encourages, exercise no matter what shape you’re in. One fan says: “It’s hugely inspiring to see the other dancers, of all imaginable shapes and sizes moving through the routine…”

Even if you never lose a pound, your chances of coming out ahead with most kinds of medical issues will be greatly enhanced.