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. Camille Leugers, assistant professor of family and community medicine at Baylor, shares some of her healthy habits with us.
Q: What health decisions start your day?
A: I try to keep a routine so that healthy choices are done ahead of time. I make my lunches for the week on Sunday. I walk every day with my husband at 5 a.m.
Q: What is your go-to healthy breakfast?
A: Fruit and plain yogurt.
Q: What is your favorite type of exercise?
A: Cycling, since I was a kid.
Q: What keeps you motivated during your workout?
A: I listen (with one earbud only for safety) to podcasts or my favorite music.
Q: What activities do you do when you can’t fit in a full workout?
A: Every day I aim for 10,000 steps, but sometimes it’s more like 7,000. I walk every weekday before work.
Q: What is your favorite healthful snack?
A: Popcorn – the regular stove-top kind, not the microwave kind.
Q: Do you take vitamins and if so, which ones?
A: No – I try to get the vitamins and nutrients I need from food.
Q: How do you make an unhealthy recipe healthy (healthy substitutions)?
A: Many recipes (apart from baking) can be done with less fat, and often substituting a lower fat protein works fine. The New York Times cooking feature has a huge number of recipes.
Q: What is your nighttime skin regimen?
A: Non-soap cleanser and moisturizer.
Q: What hobbies do you have to help you relax?
A: Baking, cooking, hanging out with my husband and meditating.
Q: What is your go-to Houston restaurant for a healthy meal?
A: I cook healthy at home and don’t seek healthy choices when I eat out. We don’t eat out often enough for this to be a worry.
Q: What is your favorite health tip that you live by?
A: Everything in moderation. Move your body every day. Remember no feeling is permanent.