Healthy Habits: Dr. David Muigai practices mindfulness, swims to stay fit

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. David Muigai, assistant professor of medicine-pulmonary at Baylor, shares some of his healthy habits with us.

Q: What health decisions start your day?
A: A self reminder to practice mindfulness all day.hh-muigai

Q: What is your go-to healthy breakfast?
A: Oatmeal with grated coconut shell and raisins.

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

Q: What keeps you motivated during your workout?
A: Wanting to be alive and well for my four-year-old daughter’s future wedding.

Q: What activities do you do when you can’t fit in a full workout?
A: Push ups.

Q: What is your favorite healthful snack?
A: Fruit. Usually an orange or banana.

Q: What do you include in your child’s lunch?
A: Always some fruit!

Q: What hobbies do you have to help you relax?
A: Resting in or near a body of water.

Q: What is your favorite health tip that you live by?
A: Everything in moderation.

Additional Resources

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See how Baylor promotes a culture of healthy living and wellness

 

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