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Lifestyle change helps social work professor lose 65 pounds

Vanessa Dooley-Robinson. Photo courtesy of Facebook.

Vanessa Robinson-Dooley. Photo courtesy of Facebook.

National Association of Social Workers member Vanessa Robinson-Dooley said her weight and blood pressure climbed rapidly after she had twin boys at the age of 40. She reached a top weight of 227 pounds.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution Robinson-Dooley, DSW, LCSW, who is an assistant professor of social work at Kennesaw State University, said dieting was not enough.

She changed her lifestyle, including eating more vegetables, fruits and proteins and running daily.

Robinson-Dooley dropped 65 pounds. You can read about how she did it.

Cheers to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for covering her story.

Social workers help clients live healthier lifestyles. To learn more visit the National Association of Social Workers “Help Starts Here” Health and Wellness website. A panel of social work experts have also commented on their concerns about weight-loss TV shows. And social worker Shay Sorrells, who appeared on “The Biggest Loser,” answered questions from social workers about her approaches to helping clients eat healthier meals.


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