Healthy Habits: Elliptical training, morning workouts keep Dr. Joseph Lamelas active

Taking care of your health is a priority and nobody knows that more than physicians and healthcare providers.

It can sometimes be difficult to find ways to stay healthy, so we’ve asked members of our Baylor College of Medicine community to share what they do in their daily lives to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Joseph Lamelas, associate chief of cardiac surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Baylor, shares some of his healthy habits with us.

Q: What health decisions start your day?hh-Lamelas-image
A: Thirty minutes of exercise every morning.

Q: What is your go-to healthy breakfast?
A: A 100-calorie fiber bar.

Q: What is your favorite type of exercise?
A: Elliptical training.

Q: What keeps you motivated during your workout?
A: Reading or watching surgical videos.

Q: What activities do you do when you can’t fit in a full workout?
A: I walk fast in the hospital.

Q: What is your favorite healthful snack?
A: Breakfast bars.

Q: Do you take vitamins and if so, which ones?
A: I take GNC Mega Men Multivitamins.

Q: How do you make an unhealthy recipe healthy?
A: I limit the portion size and cut back on carbohydrates.

Q: What hobbies do you have to help you relax?
A: Cardiac surgery. Really!

Q: Do you use a pedometer or Fitbit and what is your daily step goal?
A: No, because I know that I do a great deal of walking.

Q: What is your favorite health tip that you live by?  
A: Live healthy and live longer.

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