People with diabetes have a higher risk for cardiovascular disease, but a proactive routine can make a difference. Joe Piscatella, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the link between lifestyle habits and health, joins Dr. Steven Edelman to discuss how to formulate a realistic plan of action, and provides user-friendly tips and mental strategies for success.
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Joe Piscatella is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the link between lifestyle habits and health, longevity and productivity. In his seminars, which have been called “a force for positive change” by TIME magazine, he teaches how to live a healthier, better-balanced life in our stressful modern society.
Joe knows the science of healthy living. More importantly, he understands the practical application of that science. His experience of undergoing coronary bypass surgery at age 32, and subsequently managing heart disease successfully for 32 years, gives him a practical perspective that audiences appreciate. He is one of the longest-lived survivors of cardiac bypass in the country.
President of the Institute for Fitness and Health, he lectures extensively to a variety of clients, including Fortune 1000 companies, professional associations and medical organizations. He consults on employee wellness to Boeing, Raytheon, Exxon, Sprint, the Federal Reserve Bank and the U.S. Naval War College. Over 2 million people have attended his seminars.
He is the author of eleven best-selling books including Don’t Eat Your Heart Out, Take A Load Off Your Heart and The Road to A Healthy Heart Runs Through the Kitchen. His newest book is Positive Mind, Healthy Heart.
Mr. Piscatella has hosted three PBS television specials. His latest, Take A Load Off Your Heart, is airing nationally. A PBS special on children’s health based on his book, Fat-Proof Your Child, is planned. He is a frequent guest on television and radio programs, including CNN, The Today Show, Fox News and Good Morning America.
Mr. Piscatella designs and manages corporate and community health initiatives. His 12-week community weight loss program in Holland, Michigan, resulted in 650 people losing 4200 pounds.
He is the only non-medical member of the National Institutes of Health Cardiac Rehabilitation Expert Panel charged with developing clinical practice guidelines for physicians, and is a national spokesperson on corporate wellness for the American Heart Association.