The Role of Diet & Exercise When Taking Semaglutide


Here’s how you can maximize the results of your semaglutide medication with exercise.

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A Woman Who Takes Semaglutide and Exercises

Semaglutide is an excellent way to kick-start a healthier lifestyle — but if you want lasting results, you will also need to make a few lifestyle changes, too. Exercise is one of them. That’s because, besides the feel-good benefits of a workout (like more energy and better sleep), it also leads to weight loss. Here’s how you can maximize the results of your semaglutide medication with exercise.

Semaglutide + Exercise = Your Path to Success

Semaglutide (Ozempic®, Wegovy®, and Rybelsus®) is powerful on its own — but when combined with exercise, it unlocks the potential for further transformation. Here’s how:

  • Torch Those Calories. Exercise helps you burn more calories throughout the day, making weight loss even faster.
  • Build a Strong Foundation. Did you know that weight loss could cause muscle loss? Building back those muscles can help make it easier to maintain and keep the weight off in the long run.
  • Boost Your Mood and Energy. Exercise is like a natural mood booster. It releases those feel-good endorphins that leave you feeling happier, less stressed, and more energized.
  • You’ll Sleep Better. No more restless nights! Exercise can improve your sleep, giving you the quality shut-eye you need.

Exercising While on Semaglutide: How to Get Started

  • Ease into It. If you’re new to exercise or haven’t been active in a while (we’ve all been there before), start slow and gradually increase the intensity. Your body will thank you!
  • Give Me Strength. Include muscle-building exercises into your routine at least two to three times a week. Free weights, resistance bands, or bodyweight exercises can help you build and maintain muscle mass.
  • Mix Up Your Workout. It’s no fun to do the same exercise all the time. It’s like watching the same movie on repeat — you know how it ends even before you put it on. Mix up your routine with activities like cycling, running, or aerobics to add variety and keep it fun.
  • Listen to Your Body. Pay attention to your body, and don’t push yourself too hard. You don’t want to injure yourself on day one. Rest and recovery are just as important as the exercise itself. Activities like Pilates and yoga are great ways to stretch, giving your body some recovery support.
  • Make It a Habit. Like brushing your teeth, it’s easier to exercise when you make it part of your daily life. Ask yourself: when do you prefer to workout? Use that to choose the times you’ll workout. You can even pair it with another activity, like always going after work.

Finally, Make It Fun! The best kind of exercise is the one that you enjoy and want to do again. It shouldn’t have to feel like a 2nd job. Sign up for a workout class with a friend. Catch up on your favorite TV show while you walk the treadmill. Listen to your favorite podcast or music when you’re lifting weights. These are just a few ways to make it more fun.

Your Success Story Starts Now with Red Mountain

The journey to better health isn’t one size (or plan) fits all. That’s why we offer an individualized approach tailored to your needs and weight loss goals.

  • Customized Diet Plan. We’ll create a plan tailored to your health, your body, and your lifestyle to help you achieve better health.
  • Ongoing Support. You’ll check in with us monthly to track your progress and make any adjustments to keep you on track and achieve real results.
  • Education and Empowerment. We believe that knowledge is power. That’s why we help you learn healthy eating habits and the importance of incorporating lifestyle changes (like exercise) into your routine so you can make informed decisions about your health. 

Ready to take the first step toward better health? Book an appointment today to learn how semaglutide for weight loss can unlock your full potential and transform your life.

Stephanie Bray

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