Shelley Chermak - Elite Trainer, RN

Bio

Maximum fitness and health are within your grasp if you reach for it now.  Long-term success is possible for everyone, even those frustrated by past failure.  The key for many is to work with an expert with the knowledge and experience to individualize strategies specifically tailored to your lifestyle and schedule.

Working with and reporting your daily activities to someone who cares about you and knows your issues will maximize your chances for success.  An experienced trainer understands the reasons many people fall short of their goals,and will keep you motivated and on track as you take on exciting new challenges.

I entered the healthcare profession as a critical care RN earning my nursing degree at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass.  It became clear in a very short time that three conditions: obesity. high blood pressure, and adult onset diabetes were accounting for a high percentage of serious illness including heart attack, stroke, and many cancers.

I have dedicated my professional life to preventing these conditions through diet, exercise and medical education.  The potential outreach to thousands of Americans struggling with dietary and conditioning issues led to my association with HFPN and Sharecare.  As a certified NASM trainer and registered nurse, I look forward to addressing your individual needs and working with you to achieve your personal health and fitness goals.

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Affiliation:

  • Sharecare, Honor Society of Nursing

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Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being a couch potato may have fewer long-term health consequences if you trade some of your couch time for gym time, suggests a new study.

    The research found that people who were more fit were able to counter some of t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being physically active in middle age appears to help reduce your risk for Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, suggest the findings from two new studies.

    "In our studies, we found that physical exercise at various levels, especially i...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of exercise -- and not a tendency to eat too much -- may explain why an increasing number of Americans are obese, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed U.S. government data from the last 20 years and found that the number of women who re...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of aerobic and resistance training may work better than either type of exercise alone in helping people with diabetes control their blood sugar, a new review finds.

    Researchers analyzed data from 14 studies that included more than ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with Parkinson's disease who regularly walk for exercise may significantly improve their physical and mental function, a new study finds.

    "The benefits of exercise that apply to a normal, healthy person are even greater in Parkinson's dis...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Local weather affects Americans' levels of exercise and their risk for obesity, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that adults in counties with hot summers are less physically active and more likely to be obese, esp...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were elite high school athletes tend to win competitions for top jobs, according to a new study.

    The researchers found that people who played a varsity high school sport are viewed as having more self-confidence and leadership skills t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the hottest months of the year approach, experts are urging coaches and paramedics to change how they treat athletes suffering from heat stroke.

    New guidelines released Friday by the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA) say heat stro...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some retired NFL players live with nearly constant headaches, and their misery is frequently punctuated with skull-splitting migraines, a new study reports.

    An evaluation of eight retired football pros found that the fo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dropping excess pounds may not only improve your physical health, it might also help you feel more awake and happy, a new study shows.

    The research, presented this week at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the E...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    FRIDAY, June 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Think soccer is only for young elite athletes playing in the World Cup?

    Not so: A new Danish study finds that the game Europeans call "football" can bring serious health benefits to men in their 60s and beyond.

    "...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who live in "walkable" neighborhoods are less likely to be overweight or obese and also have lower rates of diabetes.

    That's the finding from two Canadian studies that showed those living in an area that encourages walking are also three t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- You may want to stand up to read this.

    A new study suggests that people who spend the bulk of their day sitting -- whether behind the wheel, in front of the TV or working at a computer -- appear to have an increased risk for certain kinds of cance...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Walking the equivalent of an hour a day may help improve knee arthritis and prevent disability, new research suggests.

    Because of knee arthritis, many older adults find walking, climbing stairs or even getting up from a chair difficult. But thes...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise can increase the diversity of bacteria found in the gut, possibly boosting the immune system and improving long-term health, British researchers report.

    High levels of dietary protein might have the same effect...Full Article