Healthy Habits: Dr. LaQuisa Hill enjoys group exercise and neighborhood walks

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. LaQuisa Hill, assistant professor in the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor, shares some of her healthy habits with us.

LaQuisa Hill

Q: What health decisions start your day?
A: I try to hydrate as much as possible!

Q: What is your go-to healthy breakfast?
A: Oatmeal with fruit or granola and nuts, a boiled egg, or a piece a fruit.

Q: What is your favorite type of exercise?
A: Dance aerobics. It is fun, interactive and keeps me motivated to push through!

Q: What keeps you motivated during your workout?
A: Music and group exercise. I don’t do well going to the gym alone to work out.

Q: Has the BCM BeWell Program encouraged any of your healthy habits?
A: Yes. The Vitality and Rally Health apps send me constant alerts and reminders of healthy habits and activities that I should be mindful of.

Q: What activities do you do when you can’t fit in a full workout? 
A: I enjoy walks around my neighborhood, especially if the weather is nice.

Q: What is your favorite healthful snack?
A: Peanut butter on apples or pretzels. I also enjoy hummus or popcorn.

Q: Do you take vitamins and if so, which ones?
A: I take a multivitamin on occasion.

Q: How do you make an unhealthy recipe healthy?
A: I use olive oil rather than vegetable or canola oil, veggie and whole grain pastas, and turkey instead of beef. I also try to use the oven over frying or microwaving.

Q: What is your nighttime skin regimen?
A: I use a facial makeup remover toilette and a facial wash followed by a moisturizer.

Q: What hobbies do you have to help you relax? 
A: Massages, sleep, and leisurely reading.

Q: What is your go-to Houston restaurant for a healthy meal?
A: Local Foods or Hungry’s.

Q: Do you use a pedometer or Fitbit and what is your daily step goal?
A: I use a Fitbit or iWatch and aim for 8,000 to 10,000 steps every day.

Additional Resources

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Read more healthy habits from members of our community.

Learn how Baylor promotes a culture of healthy living and wellness.

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