The Doctor Interviews Dion on Chicago's WVON (AM 1450)

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Dr. Terry Mason, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health and host of WVON’s (AM 1450) popular “Doctor In The House” radio show, interviews Laura Dion-Jones Casey, the Country’s top Fitness Walking Maven. Show begins at noon (CST) and Laura's interview is at 12:30 p.m. (CST).

Laura Dion-Jones Casey, well-known motivator, lifestyle and fashion coach and writer, will be interviewed live by Chicago Health Commissioner Terry Mason, M.D., on the June 27 edition of "Doctor in the House," Dr. Mason's weekly radio show that reaches thousands of people in Chicago via WVON (AM 1450) and worldwide via the Internet (http://www.wvon.com).

Ms. Dion-Jones Casey’s appearance will focus on her tremendous 130-pound weight loss success story. (http://www.poundbypoundonline.com). She will highlight the key components of her achievement: developing walking into a daily habit and learning to make healthier food choices. Dr. Mason, a nationally known health advocate who is committed to confronting and defeating America's obesity epidemic, said he sees her as an inspiration to anyone who wants to make healthier choices and live a better life.

An avid urban walker averaging 48-55 miles a week, Laura can be seen walking daily around Chicago’s Gold Coast, Magnificent Mile, River North and Downtown areas, most of the time with her two little Italian Greyhounds. On many morning walks her husband joins her. In 2005, her third year of daily walking, Laura logged 2700 miles.

Her extensive background in the hair and fashion industries led her to become one of the nation’s first and top Plus Size designers from 1986-1998. She was also one of the nation’s first and top Plus Size models from 1980-1988. She has dozens of personal appearance makeovers for women as well as men to her credit.

Laura is now a motivational coach. She is writing a How-To/How I Did It book, Pound by Pound: How To Move, Lose Weight, and Stay Motivated 365 Days a Year For The Rest of Your Life (And look fabulous while doing it). She also speaks and writes motivational articles for an online support group (http://www.poundbypoundonline.com).

Laura is a “One-Woman Straight Eye for the Every-Gal or Every-Guy” who’s in need of a motivational best friend to help make them over into the new person they have always dreamed of being.

Her ability to communicate crosses a diverse demographic. Younger women and men look up to Laura like a cooler, chicer big sister; older gals and guys identify with her because she’s not a youngster and see that her coaching can help them look as healthy as she does. Her innovative “Commit To Get Fit and Improve Yourself from the Inside Out” motivational program teaches the basics of daily walking and finding the right diet for lifelong change.

Obesity and poor health have no prejudice and know no bounds, but society has a prejudice against overweight people no matter how wealthy, famous or powerful they are. Laura’s motivational techniques raise people’s awareness of lifestyle choices so that they can take control of their weight, their fitness, their appearance, their self-esteem and their life.

Dr. Mason, a nationally known health advocate who is committed to confronting and defeating America's obesity epidemic, said he looks forward to interviewing Laura and learning more about how she inspires awareness of healthier choices and a better lifestyle. Laura and Dr. Mason share the goal of helping to wipe out obesity.

Laura hopes Dr. Mason's listeners are encouraged to walk daily, eat healthier and take action to live a longer, happier, more fit life. Advice for achieving your own weight loss success story can be found at her motivational website (http://www.poundbypoundonline.com) and blog (http://motivation.poundbypoundonline.net).

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