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Water Exercise Class led by Carol Sames, PhD, in the IHP pool - one of many exercises offered through the Vitality! Fitness Program.

Vitality! Fitness Programs

Upstate has the unique opportunity to offer our patients the option of enrolling in the Vitality! Fitness Programs at the Institute for Human Performance (IHP) in Syracuse NY, which has proven to be an effective alternative for those who are not able to do traditional exercise.

If you are unable to take advantage of the Vitality! Fitness Programs or would prefer to go to a more traditional gym environment especially one that is closer to where you live, then we recommend that you find one that offers a non-intimidating.

Resouce Links

  • The CDC External Icon (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) offers overview information on obesity from a national prospective.
  • The Obesity Action Coalition External Icon  is a non-profit patient based organization dedicated to and advocating on behalf of those affected by obesity, morbid obesity and childhood obesity.
  • Weight–control Information Network External Icon is part of the department of Health and Human Services National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK) that is devoted to weight control.
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery External Icon (ASMBS) is the professional agency that our staff learns from.  The ASMBS also offers a lot of great patient education in their Patient learning Center.

DISCLAIMER: Upstate’s Bariatric Surgery Program is not in any way responsible or liable for the content of the linked sites. The above links are provided as an informational resource.