Many of you have probably had, or will have some type of surgery in the future. Hip replacement surgery, for example, is conducted about 120,000 times per year in the United States. Knee surgery and cancer-related surgeries are certainly not uncommon either. With some sort of surgery being almost inevitable, it is important to know how one can speed up recovery time. According to Martina Navratilova, the fitness guru at AARP, physical activity can actually decrease recovery time. Martina underwent knee surgery several years ago, and writes that her doctor recommended physical activity before and after her surgery in order to strengthen the muscles around her knee, and then to keep her joints from stiffening.
If you are interested in learning more about which exercises doctors recommended to Martina read the following article from AARP.