Healthy Habits: Core exercises, whole grain substitutions help Dr. Kanta Velamuri stay on track

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. Kanta Velamuri, associate professor of medicine-pulmonary at Baylor, shares some of her healthy habits with us.Kanta-Velamuri-HH

Q: What health decisions start your day?
A: I make exercise a priority every day.

Q: What is your go-to healthy breakfast? ​
A: Toast and boiled eggs made into a sandwich to eat on the go, or a protein shake/smoothie.

Q: What is your favorite type of exercise? ​
A: Core exercises on the Megaformer machine and weight training are my favorites.

Q: What keeps you motivated during your workout?
A: Great music, great instructors, and workout buddies.

Q: What activities do you do when you can’t fit in a full workout? 
A: Biking and walking my dogs.

Q: What is your favorite healthful snack?
A: Hummus with veggies, or peanut butter with apples or celery.

Q: What do you include in your child’s lunch?
A: We are vegetarian, so a healthy main item, like sandwich, hummus pita roll, bean burrito etc. with a fruit and a vegetable.

Q: How do you make an unhealthy recipe healthy?
A: I use whole grain substitutions, tofu, and use less sugar.

Q: What is your nighttime skin regimen?
A: I wash my face, moisturize and use under-eye retinol cream.

Q: What hobbies do you have to help you relax?
A: Reading and gardening.

Q: What is your go-to Houston restaurant for a healthy meal?
A: Green Seed, Local foods and True Food Kitchen.

Q: What is your favorite health tip that you live by?
A: Get enough quality sleep.

Additional Resources

Dr. Krishna Shah enjoys weightlifting, basketball to stay active

Meal prep, evening walks help Brittany Lostak stay fit

Read more healthy habits from members of our community.

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

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