Meet a Health Hero: Robert Bulgarelli

Read more about Riddle Hospital's Dr. Robert Bulgarelli, a semi-finalist in our 2013 Health Hero Challenge!

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Name: Robert Bulgarelli, DO

Occupation: Director of Integrative Cardiovascular Medicine at Main Line Health and Cardiologist at Riddle Hospital

Who or what motivates you to be healthy?
My family, my patients and my passion to connect science and spirituality.

Describe a health or fitness related turning point in your life.
When I learned to meditate. It was the absolute point of no return on my pursuit of a more integrative approach to my own health and for my patients.

What “policy” would you institute to make Greater Philadelphia a healthier region?
Mandatory rejuvenation breaks in the day (on top of the standard breaks) for people to get quiet and regroup with themselves, breath, center calm, focus and renew.

What’s the most important part of your health or fitness regimen?
As I have grown older, the most important aspect of my total lifestyle program is my sleep practice. I do not allow for disruptions (short of on-call nights).

What is your number one piece of health related advice?
Take small steps. Get support. But first and foremost: slow down, quiet down and get back in touch with yourself. Health is an inside job!