General activity :

General activity may begin once you leave the hospital. Typically, you may initiate gradual progressive activity such as walking 10-20 minutes once or twice daily. You should avoid vigorous exercise such as swimming, weight lifting and high impact aerobics until the surgical wound has sufficiently healed-usually about four to six weeks. After this time, you can begin a routine exercise program three to four times a week. The program should be a progressive one in which you build or increase your level of exercise gradually. In this way, you will obtain the full benefits of exercise without causing strain or serious injury to your body. Before starting on any exercise program, you should remember to check with your physician.