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Bob Greene, America's Personal Trainer, Brings His Secrets Of Healthy Living To Discovery Health
Date:3/4/2009

- Personal Trainer for Oprah Winfrey to Appear in Two BEST LIFE SPECIALS, "WHAT'S MAKING YOU FAT," Premiering March 26, and "I'M FAT AGAIN," Premiering May 28 -

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- America's best-known personal trainer, Bob Greene, has helped millions improve their overall fitness through everyday healthier eating and increased physical activity. This spring, the expert behind the Best Life Diet(TM) and personal trainer to Oprah Winfrey brings his unparalleled expertise to Discovery Health in two all-new specials aimed at helping viewers reclaim control of their weight and their health.

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Since being introduced to the world on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Greene has changed the way people eat, exercise and live. An exercise physiologist and certified personal trainer specializing in weight loss, metabolism and fitness, he has touched countless lives by providing the keys for leading a sustainable, healthy lifestyle. In the upcoming BEST LIFE SPECIALS, WHAT'S MAKING YOU FAT and I'M FAT AGAIN, Greene offers easy-to-implement steps for improving everyday routines that will help audiences shed winter pounds and prepare for warmer weather.

WHAT'S MAKING YOU FAT: A BEST LIFE SPECIAL, premiering Thursday, March 26, at 8 PM (ET/PT), counters the widespread misinformation currently confusing the public about effective fitness and weight loss. In this Discovery Studios production, Greene looks back at his career and counts down his personal Top 10 Diet and Exercise Myths--busting each one. Greene helps two people--36-year-old Jennifer and 46-year-old Kabin--in their attempts to lose weight. Jennifer is working toward shedding her image as the "heavy kid in class" to regain both her own happiness and her physical well-being. Kabin, an "emotional eater," aims at changing his sedentary lifestyle, knowing that his current weight could lead to high blood pressure or even a stroke. From Myth #10 through Myth #1, this is an hour of information that will help put an end to viewers' dieting frustrations and failures.

I'M FAT AGAIN: A BEST LIFE SPECIAL, premiering Thursday, May 28, at 8 PM (ET/PT), focuses on the agonizing weight fluctuation process known as "yo-yo dieting." Greene teaches three frustrated individuals how they can permanently break the cycle of crash diets followed by rapid weight gain by observing his principles of balance, moderation and physical activity. In this special, Greene helps 32-year-old Joya, a classic yo-yo dieter, who gains back more weight each time a diet trend fades. I'M FAT AGAIN also features an appearance by Dr. Mehmet Oz, Discovery Health's chief medical officer and medical expert for The Oprah Winfrey Show. Together, Dr. Oz and Greene discuss gastric bypass surgery as the special follows a married couple who underwent the surgery but defeated any chance of success by not changing their couch-potato lifestyles.

The best life specials, WHAT'S MAKING YOU FAT and I'M FAT AGAIN, were produced by Discovery Studios for Discovery Health. Wendy Douglas is the executive producer of both specials for Discovery Health, and Maggie Friedman is the producer for Discovery Studios. For additional information, please visit DiscoveryHealth.com.

About Discovery Health:

Discovery Health Media includes the Discovery Health and FitTV television networks and online assets including www.discoveryhealth.com, as well as its Continuing Medical Education (CME) business and Discovery's first stand-alone VOD service, Discovery Health On-Call. Discovery Health Media is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISAD, DISBD, DISCK), the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

About Discovery Studios:

Discovery Studios is a full-service production house that develops and produces innovative, high-quality original programming in any format for any platform. From multi-part series and award-winning theatrical documentaries to short form pieces, blue chip specials and more, Discovery Studios offers unique access to the talent, reach and unrivaled expertise of Discovery. Discovery Studios is also home to a robust Footage & Music Services division offering an outstanding multimedia library for use in productions around the world.

About Bob Greene:

Bob Greene is a New York Times Best-Selling author and head of the highly acclaimed Best Life Diet brand. Greene is an exercise physiologist and certified personal trainer specializing in fitness, metabolism and weight loss. He holds a master's degree from the University of Arizona and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise. For the past seventeen years he has worked with clients and consulted on the design and management of fitness, spa, and sports medicine programs. He is also a contributing editor for O the Oprah magazine, and writes articles on health and fitness for Oprah.com. For more information, please visit www.thebestlife.com.


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