In my latest interview, I had the chance to catch up with Dr. Katina Davis-Kennedy. Read below, to learn more about her journey to success. Plus, get insightful tips for living a healthy and fulfilling life.
- Please give us a brief background of your practice. What services do you provide?
I, Katina Davis-Kennedy, am a Family Nurse Practitioner whose passion is women and teen health. I see patients with different types of illnesses; chronic and acute. I also have my doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and practice primary care to adults of all ages and adolescents. I have a special place in my heart for healthy living and fitness. This is why I promote preventative care and advocate for lifestyle changes for those with chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity.
- You got your start in the nursing profession. What inspired you to expand your services and become an entrepreneur?
I’ve always had a passion for nursing since childhood. One of my close friends had juvenile diabetes and I was the most excited to give her the insulin shots. I felt proud to help her when we were kids. Therefore I knew from then I wanted to help others. My desire to get people physically active and provide knowledge on STDs inspired me to start my own Total Body Aerobics Class and write my book called Lets Talk STDs: A Guide to Prepare Parents for The Talk.(available on amazon.com)
- Many people struggle with illness and health complications. In your opinion, what’s the most common misconception that people have about becoming healthy?
A common misconception that people have about becoming healthy is centered around how to boost the metabolism. Many people believe eating one or two times a day will help them lose weight. In reality, persons must eat every 3-4 hours, drink lots of water, and exercise to boost the metabolism thus having the ability to lose weight. The more you eat, the faster the metabolism will be and the more you will burn fat; of course healthier types of foods. I preach this to my patients daily. Most of my obese patients only eat one or two times a day, yet unhealthy. I always tell them “Eat to Refuel not to Get Full”–Katina
- Your practice is very community focused. Tell us about some of the seminars and classes that you teach.
I provide health education at community events on various topics such as breast cancer, hygiene, STDs, and fitness and healthy living, just to name a few. Additionally, I provide an array of health videos educating and inspiring via social media such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
I also teach an aerobics class every Saturday morning at 10am at Studio5Ten in Lauderhill, Florida. Visit my website at www.drkatinakennedy.com for workout videos and health tips. The class is only $5.00. It’s not about the money; it’s about getting people in my community physically active. Preventative care is key! Many chronic illnesses can be managed through exercise and proper diet.
- One thing every entrepreneur should know about staying healthy.
Entrepreneurs must remember their health is very important. In order to provide services to others you must treat your body right by eating healthy, exercising and getting 6-8 hours of sleep per night. By doing the aforementioned, one can think clear, concentrate and be energized to perform their duties.
- What sorts of activities and projects do you have planned for 2016?
In 2016, I plan to continue to promote my aerobics class and get more people turn their lives into healthier ones. I also would like to make a workout DVD for people to workout at home during the week.
Additionally, I plan to spread the word about my book on a national level. Every parent should have my book. It can enhance one’s knowledge, and we all know knowledge is key! Let’s Talk STDs: A Guide to Prepare Parents for The Talk can be purchased via my website at www.drkatinakennedy.com and Amazon.com just to name a few.