Our Doctors Share How They Squeeze in Daily Exercise   

Our Doctors Share How They Squeeze in Daily Exercise

Two doctors walking on a staircase, having a conversation, in between cases in the hospital
Clinical Contributors to this story:
Roshani Patel, M.D.
Justin Tsai, M.D.
Ann Pagano, M.D.
Nicholas DeNunzio, M.D., Ph.D.
Most of us know how important exercise and staying active are to keep us healthy. But it’s not always easy to find the time. We asked several of our doctors how they make time each day to fit in exercise.

Here’s what they had to say: “Under usual circumstances, I walk 30 minutes a day and have a portable step machine at home if the weather is bad. I also will take extra steps when I shop. I use resistance bands when I am watching TV.” —Roshani Patel, M.D., medical director for Breast Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center

“I wake up early to accommodate a run or workout. Otherwise it's very difficult for me to find the motivation at the end of the day.” 
Justin Tsai, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at Hackensack University Medical Center 

“I don't get formal exercise sessions in every day, but I always take the stairs at my office to stay active.”
Ann Pagano, M.D., OBGYN at Ocean University Medical Center

“I prioritize physical activity daily by waking up before attending meetings or seeing patients in the clinic. Even if there is a lot going on, I know how much my body and mind benefit from rigorous activity. This often translates to a 4:30 a.m. wake up time, which can be hard, but I keep in mind how I will feel afterward. That usually helps.”
Nicholas DeNunzio, M.D., Ph.D., radiation oncologist at Hackensack University Medical Center 

How Much Exercise Do You Really Need?

Getting exercise doesn’t have to be a monumental task. Even just 10 minutes here and there throughout your day can make a noticeable and positive impact on your health. Check out our ideas for quick workouts on the go.

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