Sunday, May 27, 2012

5/27-Exercise is Medicine

Edward M. Phillips, MD - Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitationat Harvard MedicalSchool and Director of OutpatientMedical Services of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Network in Boston, Massachusetts

Phillipsfounded and directs The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) in the Departmentof Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School,

Additionally,Phillips is a Fellow of American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM) and serveson the Executive Council that developed and leads the Exercise is Medicine™ global initiative. He is co-author ofACSM’sExercise is Medicine™, The Clinician'sGuide to the Exercise Prescription (Lippincott,2009) and is chair of theExercise isMedicine Education Committee.

Phillips is anactive clinician and researcher who speaks and consults nationally guiding a broadbased effort to reduce lifestyle-related death, disease, and costs throughclinician directed interventions with patients. The President’s Council onFitness, Sports and Nutrition has recognized both Dr. Phillips and the ILM withits Community Leadership Award. He appears on national media including GoodMorning America, ESPN radio, and in Time Magazine.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

5/20- Dr. "ROADMAP"

David, DR. ROADMAP, Rizzo burst upon the traffic scene in late 1987 as the first person in Los Angeles to offer alternate routes to motorists who were sick and tired of being stuck in traffic. In 1990 he released the most comprehensive guide ever written of off-freeway commuting in Southern California. The following year he became the first traffic reporter to offer daily alternate routes in real time over the air on one of the most popular morning radio shows in Los Angeles. Dr. Roadmap continues to provide “commute management” solutions with the 2006 release of his book, "Survive the Drive!  How to Beat Freeway Traffic in Southern California," his numerous media appearances, and as one of the more popular public speakers on the topic of driving stress. 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

5/13-Mindful Living

Dr. Cheung's research and work focus on the translation of scientific knowledge of nutrition and physical activity to promote healthy eating and active living for chronic disease prevention.
She is a Co-Investigator at the Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity. She was the Principal Investigator of the Qualitative Study on CDC's School Health Index, which assessed its receptivity and impact with schools, funded by the CDC and American Schools of Public Health. She was the co-Principal Investigator of Eat Well & Keep Moving, a study funded by the Walton Family Foundation to evaluate the impact of an interdisciplinary school-based program to promote nutrition and physical activity in upper elementary students. She was the co-Principal Investigator of Treatwell 5 A Day, a study funded by the National Cancer Institute to promote fruits and vegetable consumption in worksites. She was also Director of Nutrition and Fitness at the Center for Health Communication.
To further advance scientific knowledge translation to the public, Dr. Cheung has worked closely with the mass media as a resource to help improve the quality of media content. She is currently the Editorial Director of the Department's nutrition website, The Nutrition Source and the Co-Editorial Director of a new website focused on obesity. She also co-edited Child Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity (1995) with the late former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Julius Richmond, and she coauthoredEat Well & Keep Moving (2001, 2007), a nationally and internationally disseminated school-based nutrition and physical activity program for upper elementary school children. To engage a wider lay audience, she coauthored Be Healthy! It's A Girl Thing: Food, Fitness and Feeling Great! (2003), a book written for adolescent girls to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle. Her book, Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life, coauthored with Zen Buddhist master, Thich Nhat Hanh (Harper Collins, 2010), teaches readers how to easily adopt the practice of mindfulness and integrate it into eating, exercise, and all facets of daily life.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

5/06-Mindful Living

Dr. Lilian Cheung - Director of Health Promotion & Communication at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition

Dr. LilianCheung is Lecturer and Director of Health Promotion & Communication at theHarvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition. She is the EditorialDirector of The Nutrition Source website (,Harvard School of Public Health’s nutrition website for health professionals,media and consumers. She is also theco-editorial director of a new Harvard School of Public Health website, Obesity Prevention Source (,a website providing science based information for policy changes at thecommunity, agencies and corporate levels. Her work focuses on the translation of science-basedrecommendations into public health communications and programs, to promotehealthy lifestyles for chronic disease prevention and control.

Sheis the co-Principal Investigator and co-author of Eat Well & Keep Moving (2001, 2nd edition 2007), awidely disseminated school-based nutrition and physical activity program forupper elementary school children that is currently used across the U.S. andinternationally. She is a Co-Investigatorat the CDC Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and PhysicalActivity.

Sheco-edited Child Health, Nutrition andPhysical Activity (1995) with the late Surgeon General Dr. Julius Richmond,and co-authored Be Healthy! It’s A Girl Thing: Food, Fitness and FeelingGreat! (2003, 2nd edition 2010), a book written for adolescentgirls.
Herlatest book Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life isco-authored with Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh which has already been acquiredfor translation in 15 countries.