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Living a Healthy Lifestyle - Wellness

With over a dozen triathlons under her belt, Erika Graziani, a dietitian with Lee Health, is now preparing for the International Triathlon World Championship. Erika’s daily routine consists of swimming, cycling, and running. “If you’re going to do triathlons training is really important.” Erika participated in her first triathlon in 2014 after coworkers at Lee Health convinced her to give it a try. “With triathlons I didn’t know what was going to happen with it. I thought I’m going to have to try it and see and I’ve really taken a liking to it.” With extensive training starting at 4 a.m., Erika stays disciplined to her exercise and nutrition. “In my position as a dietitian, I try to promote health and good nutrition so I try to practice what I preach and be a good role model,” said Erika. Erika has become an example a healthy lifestyle focusing everyday on wellness, nutrition, and exercise. But her next goal is the biggest one yet. In a few days, she’ll participate in the International Triathlon World Championship. “It’s amazing sometimes when you think, wow I did that. I remember thinking how can people do those, but again it’s just that training,” said Erika. While her immediate goal is to cross the finish line, her ultimate goal is to inspire her patients and community to stay active. “Knowing that you’re going to feel good about it later pushes me,” said Erika. Staying active and healthy eating keeps her motivated to live a healthy lifestyle. View More Health Matters video segments at LeeHealth.org/Healthmatters/ Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of health care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For more than 100 years, we’ve been providing our community with personalized preventative health services and primary care to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Lee Health - Caring People. Inspiring Care. Visit LeeHealth.org