Richard Weil, MEd, CDE, is an exercise physiologist and Certified Diabetes Educator, and 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 he wrote or contributed to the exercise chapters of several books, including Time-Life's "The Gym Workout." Rich 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" (Oprah Winfrey) Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Women's Day Magazine. Rich recently consulted with the National PTA organization to address the problem of obesity in youth, has been involved in research investigating the effects of exercise on prevention of type 2 diabetes in teenagers, and he speaks locally and nationally about exercise, obesity, diabetes, and health, to health professionals and the general public.
Rich also brings his expertise to WebMD's Exercise and Fitness message board and the WebMD Weight Loss Clinic [a WebMD Subscription Service] by answering individual questions about how to begin and maintain an exercise routine that will get results.
The WebMD Weight Loss Clinic uses a thorough, scientific method to gather all the information it needs to formulate your very own individualized diet plan that fits perfectly with your personality, eating habits, tastes, and your personal and professional life. Through the use of advanced information technology, your eating plan is regularly updated to fit in with your daily eating patterns, your wishes, your weight loss, and any new factors. Day after day, the diet corrects your eating pattern without disrupting it.