Healthy Habits: Basketball, taking stairs keep Dr. Jacob Mandel 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. Jacob Mandel, assistant professor of neurology at Baylor, shares some of his healthy habits with us.

Q: What is your go-to healthy breakfast?
A: Strawberry yogurt.

Q: What is your favorite type of exercise?hh-Mandel
A: Playing basketball.

Q: What keeps you motivated during your workout?
A: Listening to music.

Q: What activities do you do when you can’t fit in a full workout?
A: I take the stairs at work.

Q: What is your favorite healthful snack?
A: Carrots and hummus.

Q: What hobbies do you have to help you relax?
A: I enjoy watching and playing sports.

Q: What is your go-to Houston restaurant for a healthy meal?
A: Green Vegetarian Cuisine.

Q: Do you use a pedometer or Fitbit and what is your daily step goal?
A: Yes. I try to hit 10,000 steps every day.

Q: What is your favorite health tip that you live by?
A: Try to focus on one day at a time.

Additional Resources

Dr. David Muigai practices mindfulness, swims to stay fit

Limited sodium intake, sleep hygiene key for Dr. Nancy Moran

See how Baylor stays fit with more healthy habits from members of our community

See how Baylor promotes a culture of healthy living and wellness

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