This week’s Humana Health Star is Thomas Bullock, from the Buckeye State of Ohio.
Through practicing emergency medicine for 32 years, Thomas regularly sees the tragic consequences of when people don’t take care of their health. Seeing this, and being a father of three, motivates Thomas to stay active daily through a combination of cycling and gym classes like spinning, TRX and Body Pump.
“Get moving,” says Thomas. “Take a class at a local gym. Working out with others is motivational.”
Thomas works out year round and is training for Pelotonia, a century ride for cancer research at The Ohio State University’s James Cancer Hospital which takes place every August.
Great work, Thomas. Keep it up!
Name: Thomas Bullock
City: Upper Arlington, Ohio
What’s your favorite way to stay active? Cycling.
What charities do you like to support with Charity Miles? Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Stand Up 2 Cancer, Habitat for Humanity, Nature Conservancy, ASPCA.
What’s your greatest accomplishment— active or otherwise? Raising 3 awesome daughters.
What/who inspires you to stay healthy/make a difference? Anyone with a disability who keeps moving… no whining, no excuses.
Where is your favorite place to walk, run or bike? The Olentangy Bike Trail here in Columbus.
Where is one place you’d most like to walk, run or bike? Machu Pichu.
Do you have any tips for others on how to take steps towards improving their well-being? Get moving. Take a class at a local gym. Working out with others is motivational.
Are you training for anything? I work out year round but my favorite event is Pelotonia which is a century ride (or more) for cancer research at The Ohio State University’s James Cancer Hospital which takes place every August.
What are your health/fitness goals? I try to maintain fitness with a variety of classes at our gym including Body Pump, Core Classes, TRX and Spinning when I can’t ride my bike. My goal is always to do something everyday. One of my more important changes has been eating a much healthier plant based diet.
Are there any recipes on the Humana Pinterest Board you’d like to share? The Greek Yogurt Meringue looks interesting.
Do you have any favorite healthy recipes you can share? Edamame Quinoa Salad.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself in your own words? I am a graduate of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and have practiced Emergency Medicine for for 32 years. Health and wellness consume much of my life and I see the tragic consequences of poor lifestyle choices on a daily basis. I use Charity Miles as a motivational tool and a great, easy and convenient way to give to causes that I like to support.