BARIATRIC SURGERIES ARE VERY COMMON IN THE PRESENT DAY. DESPITE THE SIGNIFICANT WEIGHT LOSS THAT CAN RESULT FROM THESE PROCEDURES, REGULAR EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ARE CRITICAL FOR LONG-TERM WEIGHT LOSS AND PREVENTION OF WEIGHT REGAIN.
1Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey; 2Optimus: The Center for Health, Columbia, Missouri; and 3PREVENT Consulting Services, LLC, Columbia, Missouri
Paul Sorace is a clinical exercise physiologist at Hackensack University Medical Center and an instructor for the American Academy of Personal Training.
Tom LaFontaine is director of Optimus: The Center for Health in Columbia and owner of a personal health consulting business, PREVENT Consulting Services, LLC.