This week our Humana Health Star is Kristian Jaeger, hailing from the Emerald City of Seattle. Kristian is an avid Charity Miler and loves to stay active by walking, running, hiking and mostly skateboarding!
Kristian also has a great eye for photography, and we love all the great photos he tweets us from his Charity Miles walks. Keep up the great work, Kristian. And please keep the photos coming!
Name: Kristian Jaeger
City: Seattle, WA
What’s your favorite way to stay active? I like to mix it up a bit. I longboard, run, walk and hike mostly. Longboarding is probably my favorite, though.
What charities do you like to support with Charity Miles? Habitat for Humanity, The World Food Programme and ASPCA.
What’s your greatest accomplishment— active or otherwise? One of my greatest fitness related accomplishments was to hike around 11,000 feet to a peak of mountain near Merida, Venezuela. It was a challenging hike and it was great to persevere despite the high altitude and low oxygen.
What/who inspires you to stay healthy/make a difference? I’m inspired by many who use Charity Miles, and others as well. I’m also inspired by the desire for myself to be healthy and fit enough to take on new adventures.
Where is your favorite place to walk, run or bike?
There’s a great park near downtown Kirkland that is quite scenic. It overlooks Lake Washington and one can even see bald eagles flying there sometimes.
Where is one place you’d most like to walk, run or bike? The Cinque Terre in Italy would be an amazing place to workout. [Editor’s note: Indeed!!!]
What do you to do to help get your family/community active? I try to share my experiences and what I find helpful with others. I do most of this in person but sometimes through social media as well.
Do you like to exercise alone or with friends? It depends. I do some of both. Anyone want to go long boarding with me? :)
What are your health/fitness goals? Last year, I was a bit too focused on work and not enough on fitness. So this year my goal is to get back to my goal weight and have good endurance and be toned as well.
Are there any recipes on the Humana Pinterest board you’d like to try? The Pistachio Crusted Chicken looks delicious!
Do you have any favorite healthy recipes you can share? Chicken Saagwala is a great dish that is very flavorful. It can be made with tofu instead also. [Editor’s note: YUM!]
Can you tell us a bit about yourself in your own words? I am who I am is what I’d say. I don’t like to define myself by what I do for work, etc… I use Charity Miles because it’s a great and simple way to give back. For example, I might not always have time to give hours to Habitat for Humanity, but I’m already working out so I can support them through Charity Miles. I hope that you find Charity Miles a great way to give back and encourage fitness also!