Andres Digenio is a bilingual physician scientist, exercise physiologist, nutritionist and coach. He served as Medical Director of the Vanderbilt University Dayani Center for Health and Wellness, and as Clinical Director of their newly created obesity clinic. Previously, he served as Medical Director and Head of the Johannesburg Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, the largest center of its kind in the country. He established the first hospital-based private wellness and rehabilitation center in South Africa with three satellites at the nation's largest fitness chain. He is a member of professional and patient organizations like the Obesity Society, the Obesity Action Coalition and the American Diabetes Association. He published 150+ papers and was a regular speaker at national and international conferences. He is active in health, diet, fitness, and medical social media groups with a total reach of 1.5 million. He devoted his clinical career to improve the lifestyle of patients and manage obesity to prevent diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Recognizing the reach limitations of one on one counseling, he created the web-based PulseStep Lifestyle Program (www.pulsestep.com), to provide a lifestyle delivery model that is scalable to large number of individuals because of its low cost and convenience. He urges his followers to adopt a healthy lifestyle, it is never too late!
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS