My Movember: What Our Providers Do To Stay Healthy

November is also Movember – a month focused on raising awareness about what men can do to stay healthy. We asked some of our physicians to share what they do to stay healthy throughout the year. Their advice? Get moving!

“I try to focus on achievable goals and slow, incremental lifestyle changes that will be long-lasting.  Don’t try to ‘drink from the fire-hose!’”

Anthony Dragun, MD
Chief and Chair
Department of Radiation Oncology

“I compete in Ironman Triathlons, which consist of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride, and a marathon 26.22-mile run.  The competition factor provides me with the motivation to maintain a regular training schedule.”

Steven Bonawitz, MD, FACS
Head, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

“To stay healthy I try to eat low fat, high protein and clean foods. I try to stay hydrated with 2 liters of water per day whenever I can. And most importantly I try to stay active and exercise at least three days a week. If I cannot hit the gym, I walk (or quickly climb) stairs at work to see patients.”

David Shersher, MD 
Thoracic Surgeon
Co-Director, Aerodigestive Program

“I work out every morning on an elliptical doing High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). I do 25 seconds of high intensity then 1.5 minutes of low intensity. To that I add in some push-ups and sit-ups and practice mindfulness for about 10 minutes each morning – focusing on inhalation and exhalation.”

Christopher Bolich, MD
Physician, Division of Palliative Medicine

“Walking is great exercise. A brisk, 10-minute walk is wonderful for your health. Doing a bit more walking while at work and adding more fruits and vegetables to my diet helped me lose 10lbs.”

Allen Seftel, MD
Head, Division of Urology

“I can’t take care of my patients if I don’t take care of myself, so each day I try to make healthy food choices (with the occasional splurge) and exercise for at least 45 minutes.  Of course, mental health is important too, so I try to spend some time each day with the people I care about!”

Christian Squillante, MD
Hematologist/Medical Oncologist

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