We allow our patients to do pretty much anything they want starting the day after the operation. We suggest vigorous exercising should be delayed about 5-7 days, but yoga is fine the day after surgery as is long walks.
Jogging is fine on day 4. You can go play golf around day 4 as well. Remember, if your neck hurts when you are exercising, then stop—your body is trying to tell you to stop! This topic is also covered in the “Post op Instructions” section of the app.