Get to Know Us – Robert Kushner, MD

10 Questions with Robert Kushner, MD, OAC Board Member 1. How did you become involved with the OAC? I was invited to join the board by the current chair, Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA. I jumped at the chance. By working with the OAC, it gave me the opportunity to...



Get to Know Us – Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA

10 Questions with Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, OAC Chairman 1. How did you become involved with the OAC? I met Joe Nadglowski and Kristy Kuna in 2007 in Philadelphia. I was amazed at what Joe, Kristy, and James had been able to accomplish in just the first two years...



Get to Know Us – Michelle Vicari

10 Questions with Michelle Vicari 1. How did you become involved with the OAC? Several years ago I stumbled on the Obesity Action Coalition’s Web site and was thrilled at the amount of information and resources that were provided. I spent about two hours reading that day and signed-up...



NEW BLOG SERIES – Get to Know Us

The OAC recently marked its nine-year anniversary and throughout the past nine years, we’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with one of the finest National Board of Directors and a dedicated staff. From its inception, the OAC was designed to be a voice but not just any voice....



Healthy Expectations

“Magic Pill,” “No Diet and Exercise required,” “Nature’s Secret”….Enough already! There is no magic pill, and nature does not have a secret that it’s keeping from you! Throughout the years, our culture has been conditioned by deceptive advertising to believe that losing large amounts of weight can and should...



5 Tips for Staying on Track

Even the most active individuals go through periods where it’s challenging to get up and moving. Do not panic! Here are 5 tips to stay motivated with your exercise program:  1. Get to know yourself better! I always ask my clients two questions at the beginning of their journey:...



Getting Back on Track

With the spring season quickly approaching, people often want to get back into their exercise routine but aren’t sure where exactly to start. In this blog series, we’ll help you get back into your routine with some great information and tips! Getting back into an exercise routine is challenging....



CrossFit: Know Your Goals and Your Limitations!

CrossFit Inc. claims, “The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind.” Though this statement may be true, a good trainer should still be able to modify or exchange an exercise so it works for the individual’s needs—not just the program. Most of us, no...



“Mom, Dad… Am I Overweight?”

Talking about weight with your child is tough. But with one-third of young girls and one-quarter of boys reporting weight-based teasing from peers, helping your kids address weight and health is a necessary conversation. When parents search online or ask a medical professional for help in talking with their...



CrossFit: Know Your Program, Know Your Trainer!

CrossFit is founded on the beliefs of Greg Glassman. He states, “CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program, but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in… cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy,” . Any sport that does this will...



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