Jillian Michaels Launches Column, "Ask Jillian," On Top Health & Wellness Site EverydayHealth.com

Health and Wellness Expert Answers User Queries in Q&A Column and Video Content

May 07, 2012, 16:18 ET from Everyday Health, Inc.

NEW YORK, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Motivating millions of Americans to overcome obstacles and achieve their health and fitness goals, Jillian Michaels has undoubtedly become one of the country's most admired life coach experts, and now she will be answering American's questions in a new column on EverydayHealth.com.

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Everyday Health, Inc., the leading new media health company, proudly expands its long-standing partnership with Jillian by announcing her new contributing role as Life and Wellness Coach. The announcement coincides with the launch of her "Ask Jillian" Q&A column on EverydayHealth.com.  "Ask Jillian," published every other Tuesday, will directly answer selected queries submitted by readers through www.Everydayhealth.com/jillian.  Original video content with Jillian's motivational health and fitness tips will roll out in May on EverydayHealth.com. 

"Everyday Health Inc. is the publisher of my official website and mobile app and through these platforms I have been able to help people across the country lose over 1.6 million pounds so far," Jillian explained.  "I am pleased to expand this relationship to interact with and help inspire EverydayHealth.com's 29 million health-conscious fans to unlock their potential and live their healthiest and happiest lives."

"Americans crave advice and inspiration to reach their personal wellness goals, both psychological and physical, from experts they can trust," said Goli Sheikholeslami, Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer for Everyday Health. "We know Jillian's wide-ranging expertise coupled with a proven ability to connect with her audience will empower Everyday Health readers and viewers to make positive and meaningful changes in their lives."

Continuing to inspire and motivate Americans to make positive life changes, Jillian answers users' questions on a broad range of topic areas including health and wellness, general emotional health, and fitness. 

In Jillian's first column, readers get sound advice when an on-the-go mother asks how to set and follow a meal and exercise regimen despite the inherent difficulty of planning ahead, Jillian answers with her straightforward yet insightful strategies on how to find balance, shift perspective and – most importantly – ask for help.  And when a vegetarian expresses concerns about protein and vitamin deficiency in a meatless diet, Jillian explains how to manage vegetarian or vegan diets with options including quinoa, beans, lentils, peas, and nuts.

As one of the leading health and wellness experts in the country, New York Times best-selling author Jillian Michaels gained widespread recognition as the trainer and life coach on The Biggest Loser for six years and as host of Losing It With Jillian (both NBC). In addition to buying her mega-hit fitness DVDs, Jillian's fans have lost more than 1.6 million pounds through the personalized diet and fitness plans on her website, JillianMichaels.com, and her highly-rated mobile app, both published by Everyday Health, Inc.  As a valuable contributor to EverydayHealth.com, Jillian has an ongoing relationship with the company. Since Everyday Health launched her website in 1996, Jillian has sold more than two million books and more than five million DVDs, and has attracted millions of dedicated followers through social media and her daily e-newsletter. Everyday Health recently launched Daily Dose with Jillian Michaels on YouTube.com/EverydayHealth which is the broadcast of her number one fitness and nutrition podcast.

About Everyday Health, Inc.

Everyday Health is the leading new media health company.  Attracting 38 million people monthly through its popular websites, mobile applications, and social media presence, Everyday Health inspires consumers to live healthier lives and helps doctors make more informed decisions for their patients. Everyday Health reaches an additional one million viewers per episode through its weekly TV series on ABC stations.  The Company's broad portfolio of products spans the health spectrum, from in-depth medical content for condition prevention and management to healthy lifestyle offerings. Everyday Health was founded in 2002 by CEO, Ben Wolin, and President, Mike Keriakos. Source: comScore Media Metrix; comScore Video Metrix; Facebook Insights; Twitter

About Empowered Media
Empowered Media, LLC operates the Jillian Michaels wellness brand.  Co-founded by Jillian Michaels and her business partner, Giancarlo Chersich, the company operates as life architects whose sole mission is to inspire individuals to empower themselves to seek healthier, active lives.  The products marketed are part of the total life solution platform created by the Jillian Michaels philosophy.  America's premier health and wellness coach, Michaels is a New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and popular television personality.  Michaels is also a passionate advocate, fighting to invoke important changes in all aspects of health and wellness.  Michaels' newest bestselling book, UNLIMITED: HOW TO BUILD AN EXCEPTIONAL LIFE, is available now wherever books are sold.  For more information about Jillian Michaels please visit www.jillianmichaels.com.




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