Day in the Life:
Wayne Dysinger, M.D., MPH
Wayne Dysinger, MD, MPH is an Inland Empire native, having been born and raised in Loma Linda and Yucaipa. He completed medical school at Loma Linda University, followed by a Family Medicine Residency at Florida Hospital, and a Preventive Medicine Residency back at Loma Linda. He has worked in Guam, Atlanta and New Hampshire prior to returning to Loma Linda University as Chair of the Preventive Medicine Department in 2003.
Wayne has an international reputation as a leader in the field of Lifestyle Medicine, having served as President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and as an international consultant in the area. He is also the Medical Director of the Lifestyle Medicine Institute, and a Professor at Loma Linda University. He is passionate about treating what is really causing health problems, not just putting Band-Aids on superficial issues.
What’s your favorite vegetable?
What’s your motto?
Live each moment, go for it, stay balanced.
What’s your favorite book?
Spirituality of Imperfection, by Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham
What’s your favorite exercise?
What’s your favorite way to center?
What about your daily routine do you think is unique or special?
I have a fairly organized approach to journaling and seeking balance through that.
Whose daily routine would you most love to see?
What is your favorite part about living a healthy lifestyle?
Describe your sleep ritual. What time do you go to bed? Do you do anything special to prepare?
9:30-10:00PM… Read before going to sleep.
What’s your biggest wellness challenge? How do you address it?
Not overeating… Ongoing accountability systems help.
Wayne’s Daily Routine:
- 530-6AM – News of the day
- 6-7AM – Read, journal, spiritual time
- 7-8AM – Run, bike, exercise
- 8-9AM – Breakfast, prep for day
- 9AM – 6PM – Work
- 6-7PM – Dinner, family time
- 7-8PM – Brief walk, projects, etc.
- 8-930PM – Read, prepare for bed
- 930PM – Sleep
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Feeling called to serve others and make the world a better place.
What is the most important part of your daily routine?
Spiritual time, exercise.
What is the best piece of health advice you’ve ever received?
Tell us about a time you were stuck in an unhealthy cycle and how you got out of it. What was the main inspiration for positive change?
Read good books, talked a LOT to many different people… I like the 12 step approach to changing unhealthy patterns.
If you could give one piece of health advice to your children, what would it be and why?
Be real, enjoy the moment, surround yourself with good people.
Wayne Dysinger, M.D., MPH is a Family and Lifestyle Medicine Physician, Professor, and Former President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. For more tips from Wayne, check out his web site: Lifestyle Medicine Solutions and follow him on Facebook. To learn more about the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, click here.
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