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Rich Weil, MEd, CDE

Joined: 02/03/2010
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Rich is an exercise physiologist and certified diabetes educator. He is director of the New York Obesity Research Center Weight Loss Program at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City.

Rich is the author of dozens of articles on exercise and health and has written or contributed to the exercise chapters of several books, including Time-Life's The Gym Workout. He has appeared on many TV and radio shows, including CBS's This Morning, The Phil Donahue Show, CBS news radio, and PBS television, and has contributed to many newspaper and magazine articles, including those in The New York Daily News, The New York Post, O, the OprahMagazine, Cosmopolitan, and Women's Day.

Rich has consulted with the National PTA organization to address the problem of obesity in youth, and he has done research on body composition as well as investigating the effects of exercise on prevention of type 2 diabetes in teenagers. He speaks nationally about exercise, obesity, diabetes, and health to health professionals and the general public.

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Reply: Exercise
You're very welcome.
Reply: Excercises for 12" loop resistance bands?
Here you go Jeannie. Let me know how it goes! ...More
Reply: Looking for a new strength training workout
Have you considered having a look at some of the muscle magazines? They always...More
Reply: Feeling fatigued and sleepy after exercise.
You're welcome. I look forward to hearing back from you. Rich
Reply: Advice Needed
Congratulations on your weight loss. How much your skin will tighten depends on...More
Reply: Exercise
And although you want exercises for home, of course water classes and swimming...More
Reply: Exercise
Hi Littletree, First I suggest straight leg raises to strengthen the muscles...More
Reply: Red/Puffy Face from Exercise
Hi Jennifer, A red face is common during a workout, particularly in people who...More
Reply: Leg cramps after excercise
Hi Jamm Nocturnal cramping (and daytime cramping) is common but the precise...More