Clinical Exercise Physiologist / Health News TV Host / Anti-Aging Fitness Expert
* Live Longer and Stronger *
Meet Karen Owoc, The Health Reporter™, a recognized anti-aging fitness expert and popular media personality. Join Karen to get the latest news and tips on how to live a longer, stronger and happier life.
Karen is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist and works in a highly specialized practice where exercise is medicine. She designs and delivers exercise programs as a treatment and prevention strategy for people challenged with chronic and age-related diseases, such as:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Metabolic syndrome
- Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Type 2 diabetes
Karen currently works at the San Ramon Regional Medical Center as the Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinical Exercise Physiologist. She teaches her patients about nutrition in regards to disease management/prevention and speaks to various organizations on cardiac health, wellness and longevity. Karen’s experience includes work in cardiac rehabilitation at Doctors’ Hospital and as Program Director at the Pritikin Longevity Center, an intensive diet, exercise and education program that has been shown to prevent and reverse health problems like cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, and obesity.
Karen earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Human Biodynamics (the physiology of human performance). She started on her path in cardiac rehabilitation, longevity and human performance enhancement early on in college and worked as a kinesiology teaching assistant and interned in three disciplines: physical therapy, athletic training and exercise physiology.
Health News TV Host
Karen hosts and produces The Health Reporter™, an inspiring brand of short-format healthy living television segments which includes The Health Reporter Minute and The Men’s Health Minute. These videos are meant to educate but even more importantly, to bring “instant positivity” to anyone concerned with getting or staying healthy. It’s your home for the latest in health news and quick healthy living how-to’s.
The Health Reporter airs on Evōx Television, a global online healthy lifestyle network, and on community media TV stations in 25 states, New Zealand, South Africa, and the Caribbean. The series has quickly risen to be one of the top 30 most popular videos in the community cable TV network.
Mom and Health Reporter
Karen is the mother of two sons, an author and frequent media guest expert for various TV/radio/print outlets commenting on optimal performance, anti-aging and healthy parenting. She writes sports nutrition articles for national governing organizations, such as USA Gymnastics and USA Volleyball. Karen’s upcoming book on anti-aging fitness will be available in 2014.
A dedicated sports advocate, Karen co-founded the Fairness in Sports Foundation and currently serves as an Advisory Board Member of the American Sports Council. Her work in television began as Executive Producer of a premier international men’s gymnastics competition that she created to support and draw national attention to the plight of men’s collegiate athletics. She produced the event for seven years and the Pacific Coast Collegiate Classic aired on Comcast Sports Net/Fox Sports Net for five years.
Back in 1999, Karen formulated and marketed her own botanical, chemical-free body and home cleaning products ahead of the huge popularization of ‘green living’. Her clients included high-end resort spas, such as the Ritz Carlton, and individuals and cancer patients at the John Muir Women’s Health Center.
• Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), American Heart Association
• Basic Life Support for Health Professionals (BLS), American Heart Association
• Health Fitness Specialist, American College of Sports Medicine
• Professional Member, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
• Professional Member, American College of Sports Medicine
• Professional Member, International Society of Sports Nutrition