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Why you should chew gum after surgery, and other recovery tricks

May 24, 2016

Toronto Star | May. 24, 2016

We used to assume that stay­ing in bed and get­ting lots of rest was the best path to recov­ery after surgery. Not any­more. We now know that keep­ing active — as much as pos­si­ble — is often the best way to a speedy recov­ery. Instead of lying down, peo­ple should start mov­ing as ear­ly as they can. Depend­ing on the type of surgery, you can often start by dan­gling your legs off the edge of the bed the day of your surgery, and sit­ting up and walk­ing around soon after. Read more.