Heather Hausenblas: Associate Dean, School of Applied Health Sciences, Jacksonville University

Heather Hausenblas’s fascination with both psychology and physical activity led her to obtain her PhD in exercise psychology. She is currently the Associate Dean for the School of Applied Health Sciences and a Professor of Kinesiology in the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences at Jacksonville University.  She is an award-winning researcher, an author, a health advocate, and a regular contributor to both local and national media outlets. Her research focuses on the psychological effects of health behaviors, with a focus on exercise. Dr. Hausenblas is the co-author of six scientific books, and she has published more than 100 scientific journal articles. Her most recent book is titled “The Truth about Exercise Addiction: Understanding the Dark side of Thinsperation.” She is a mom to three young boys, and she enjoys exercising outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and coaching and watching her sons play sports. She resides in Jacksonville, Florida, with her husband and boys.

My Goal of the Day: Enjoy time with my boys (even if only for a few minutes)

My Thought of the Day: Relax and reflect

My Action of the Day: Standing

What do you love most about Your City?

Sun and water (ocean and river)

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

Ezekiel sprouted 100% whole grain bread with avocoda (and a fat bomb or two)

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM –  Exercising

10:00 AM – At work in meetings, lecturing, or doing research

12:00 PM – Salmon salad eating it anywhere outside

7:00 PM -  Watching my boys play baseball or dinner with my family

11:00 PM – Hopefully fast asleep

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

Two cups of black coffee. One cup in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Modified Autophatea (thank you Naomi Whittel) of bergamot earl grey tea, green tea, Ceylon cinnamon, and collagen powder. Drink this throughout the day.

Water throughout the day.

Evening – glass of red wine

Before bed – herbal tea

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Don’t laugh but I am not on social media anymore. I was spending too much time on social media so I have shut it down a few years ago!

What should everyone try at least once?


Where do you enjoy getting lost?

The woods in Northern Ontario

My Deed of the Day: Buying canned goods for a food bank

My Tip of the Day: Don’t eat alone

My Pic of the Day: