Dr. Kuku message in this episode is to listen to your body. If she had not she would no longer be here with us. Her story is one of persistence and knowing when to ask for more. Life is a journey, and often time we are our first and best advocate when it comes to health.
Who is Dr. Dayo Kuku?
What Does It Mean to Listen to Your Body
Difference between Health Systems
Finding Your Passion and Purpose in Life
How Faith Is Instrumental when it comes to Health
Dr. Dayo Kuku is known as Dr.K. She is a general practitioner in the United Kingdom. She is a widow and a mother of two wonderful daughters and a cancer survivor. She is a very religious woman, aside from calling a friend she called to GOD. She listened to her body when she knew that something was wrong. She always says that “Do not give up, do not give up. God has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness.
She is a leader within the National Health Services, NHS and a dynamic public speaker. She is actively involved in decisions and policy making within the National Health Services. She speaks at conferences, seminars, and radio shows, and host weekly education information on her social medial platforms. Her major platform is Healing Beyond Health Care, the intersection of faith and medicine. She is passionate about all things regarding women’s health, contraception and cervical health, health promotion, and COVID-19. Her mission is to provide health education so people can make informed decisions concerning their health. So they can live their best life, body, and spirit, I was fortunate enough to meet Dr. K on a COVID 19 panel.
From a very young age, Dayna has suffered from depression from growing up in a predominantly where the European standard of beauty was always pushed on her. She sought therapy at a young age and her mother was very supportive of her.
Yoga came to Dayna in a very unplanned way. She was having a challenging day and stumbled upon a yoga course. In this episode Dayna Hamer speaks of the benefits of yoga. Her journey with mental health helped her determine the necessary tools to manage stress, anxiety, racing thoughts and helped her deal with her depression.
Yoga, and meditation have been found to be amazing healing agents, and she wants to share them with the world.
Benefits of Yoga
Different Types Of Yoga
At a very young age, Dana was already battling with stress and feeling very alone. She went for therapy at a young age and throughout her adult life, even though it was a struggle at that times. It was a good thing that she had a mother that very supportive. She is a religious person that has a relationship with God. In high school she tried yoga but did not get serious about practicing it until the pandemic.
Hatha yoga is her favorite type of yoga which is basically breathing movement and relaxation to really help form union within the body/ Yoga breathing, movement and relaxation to help to achieve union within the body, mind and spirit
Audra talks in detail of how she started in fitness and the reason why she built her business, BeautiFitStrong. She has competed in bodybuilding competitions, was a boxer, and has done so much more.
Audra is passionate about women empowerment. She infuses this in her programs and training. Tune in you won’t be disappointed.
Audra’s story and how she started
Intermittent fasting and Audra’s routine
The Importance of working with a coach
Trainings and wellness coaching offered by Audra
Audra Anusionwu is from Philadelphia,PA. She is the founder and CEO of a BeautyFitStrong. BeautyFitStrong was established in 2015 as a fitness, business and lifestyle brand that encourages girls and women to step outside of their comfort zone and live beyond their limits. The brand is composed of Beauty Fit Strong Fitness Studio. It is a physical fitness and wellness education business. In addition to the Fitness Studio, there is a camp for girls. The camp for girls is a summer program that is designed to empower girls to education, fitness and fun activities. Audra began her fitness career as a bodybuilding competitor in 2014. She later decided to start her own business training others. Audra is a leader and visionary with roles including camp founder/director, Fitness Studio owner, bodybuilding coach, corporate wellness coach, workshop facilitator, and health advocate. She currently serves as a member of the Mid-Atlantic Region’s Advisory Council for the National Library of Health Medicine. Her other volunteer efforts include partnership with schools and community organizations throughout the Philadelphia community and surrounding areas. Audra is truly passionate about health and fitness.
Runner’s knee is patellofermoral syndrome, or anterior knee pain. It can be caused by a number of reasons. Depending on the particular reason, this will determine the treatment. In this episode, I shared the time that I had to shut down from running a race because of my runner’s knee.
Having runner’s knee is not isolated to runners. People who participate in sports related to jumping such as soccer and basketball can also get it. It is also common to women because of relationships of the hips to the knees.
What runner’s knee
The important of strength training
How women have higher potential to have runner’s knee
In this episode I talk to my clubhouse BFF. We share so much in common. We both started running to help deal with depression. She generously shares with us her story of how she started running, sustaining an injury, recovering from it and thriving in the midst of it.
Lani Woods is an obstacle course racer, runner, podcast host, works in diagnostic medical imaging, single mom, and she also finds time to give back via the non-profit she directs. She is also an American Ninja Warrior. Tune in to hear her amazing story.
Overcoming depression by running
Recovery from physical injury physically and mentally
Positive, uplifting use of social media
Directing a Non-Profit Organization
Lani Woods is a native of Los Angeles, California. She is a single mother of two very active and competitive kids. She has a diverse background in health care. Her love for the health industry started very young. She has worked as an EMT, caregiver, and in diagnostic medical imaging. She knew while facing difficulties growing up in poverty and not having access to a lot of resources and activities the importance of physical and mental health. She knew she had the resilience to overcome, Lani used her passion for physical fitness as a coping mechanism for her depression.
Lani started a podcast called unrelenting humans, after suffering a complex leg injury, to empower other athletes to share their stories of resilience, and how they cope mentally while living with injuries and other impairments.
She started running to cope with depression before she knew she even had depression because growing up poor, basically and not having many friends. She was just lonely and always mad. And she just realized that running helped her to feel better.
October 2019 she tore her anterior cruciate ligament( ACL) and posterior cruciate ( PCL) , sustained a tibial plateau fracture, sustained a calf injury and had multiple bone contusions. She got the cast off in December 2019, but didn’t have surgery until February 20 of 2020. She had to do prehab to get range of motion back after the cast just to get to surgery. After a few months of getting back to running she noticed her knee kept swelling. It was found to be caused by the screw. Her body had rejected the screw, so they ultimately had to take out the screws
Podcast helped her in many ways during this process. She started listening to podcasts and listening to people’s stories of overcoming adversity. She used her social media platform to reach out to people and share their stories.
Lani is now a co-founder of a Non-profit organization. It’s called Rock Era. They are dedicated to enriching and empowering the youth in the black and brown communities. Lani had one of her dreams come true she was accepted to be a part of American Ninja Warrior.