With a barbeque going on almost every weekend, this time of year can be one where people pack on the pounds if they are not careful. Dr. Kayode Sotonwa knows that it can be hard to resist the delicious temptations offered at neighborhood parties and family get-togethers’ during this time of year. But in order to avoid feeling sluggish or gaining extra weight during the summer fun season, it’s important to keep a few tips to help stay fit this summer.
New Methods of Transportation: Dr. Kayode Sotonwa shares those who live close to their job have an advantage, since they can exercise during their commute. Instead of wasting gas and contributing to pollution, consider riding a bike to work or taking a scenic walk on the way home. For other ways to sneak a quick work out in, try taking the stairs instead of the elevator and getting up at least once every hour from your desk. These are all great ways to add exercise to a busy routine in the summer.
Call a Friend: Those who have someone to work out with often do much better on their fitness regimens. Call a friend up and ask if they would like to try a new fitness class together like hot yoga or spinning. Dr. Kayode Sotonwa shares this is the perfect tip to stay fit and have fun this summer.
Last but not least: whenever working out this summer, Dr. Kayode Sotonwa advises people to drink plenty of fluids. Getting to the point of dehydration is easy in the heat and will make someone feel very sick. Be sure to drink at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water each day in order to stay hydrated and be able to make it through a tough workout at the gym.
There are many conditions that can lead to stroke and some of these cannot be easily changed says Doctor Kayode Sotonwa. There are, for example, many genetic conditions that may leave an individual more susceptible to stroke. One such conditions is being born with a brain aneurysm. Fortunately some of these conditions, such as high blood pressure, can be best controlled and monitored with the help of doctor and this will help reduce the risks that lead to a stroke. Other uncontrollable factors that may add to an individual’s chances of having a stroke include things like your age as those above 55 are more likely to fall victim to a stroke.
There are however, other secondary factors that may lead to that are up to an individual to monitor and control. Being obese, eating a lot of salt or cholesterol, taking drugs, and smoking can all lead to an increased risk of having a stroke. Doctor Kayode Sotonwa says that for individuals to avoid the increased risk of stroke caused by these conditions they should be sure to eat a well-balanced diet and exercise to maintain their weight. They can get help form their doctor or nutritionist to help them maintain a healthy weight and can also take steps like cutting out soda. They should also make sure that they don’t smoke or take drugs, and that they are careful with their prescribed medications as well.
For medical professionals to stay up to date on the newest developments on the world of medicine, Doctor Kayode Sotonwa believes that it is essential for them to constantly research developments in the field as he does. However, he also believes that attending events and conventions aimed at those in the medical profession is also important. Attending such events allows doctors and students to network with others in the field, learn about trends and new developments, and share their own professional knowledge about healthcare as well. For these reasons, Doctor Kayode Sotonwa takes the time each year to attend many such events, and one that he recently attended was the 2015 Congress on Healthcare Leadership which was held by the American College of Healthcare Executives.
The 2015 Congress on Healthcare Leadership was held from the 16th to the 19th of March in Chicago. It brought together professionals in medicine and healthcare, as well as pharmaceuticals, to connect with each other and network at this yearly event. Doctor Kayode Sotonwa was one of the many industry professionals that took the time to attend this event to connect with peers and discover with others how advancements in the field of medicine continue to be made. Through the event there were also a number of opportunities for these industry experts to share their own experiences and help others discover new ways to improve their practices to always offer the best care to their patients.
Doctor Kayode Sotonwa believes that participating in such conventions and congresses is always a great way for medical specialists to continually grow in their professions, and he is grateful that he had the opportunity to attend the 2015 Congress on Healthcare Leadership this year and looks forward to attending again in the future. He also encourages other medical professionals, especially students, to take advantage of similar opportunities throughout their own careers. To further his own mission, Doctor Kayode Sotonwa will be attending several of events like the 2015 Congress on Healthcare Leadership throughout the year.
In his 25 year long career, Doctor Kayode Sotonwa has been given a number of extraordinary opportunities to learn, research, and leave his mark on the world of medicine. For years he has explored the world of medicine through travel, by spending time in Nigeria, the United Kingdom, the West Indies, and the United States as a student, a practicing internal medicine physician, and even a teacher. He has spent years dedicated to maintaining quality in medical research through programs with Bay Pines VAMC and has himself studied the cultural impacts of medicine internationally. Additionally, Doctor Kayode Sotonwa has been able to shape new medical minds through his career as a lecturer and a teacher for students entering several medical careers, including pharmaceuticals, throughout the different stages of their education.
The rich history and varied experience that Doctor Kayode Sotonwa has been able to gain through these many different avenues has led him down the path to a very successful career. Currently, he is working as the Acting Chief of Staff at his hospital, a role that he has filled since December of last year. Here, Doctor Sotonwa is in charge of overseeing the daily running of the hospital. This is a role that he prepared for with lots of past experience in similar lead medical roles including the Associate Chief of staff, and a position as an S-Chief of ambulatory and emergency medicine at the Topeka VAMC. Through these experiences, as well as his many experiences across the globe, Doctor Sotonwa has built a legacy for his name and a career that will not be slowing down any time soon. He hopes to continue to share his love of medicine and his commitment to facilitating research and learning to always push the field of medicine further, and even today takes the time out of his busy schedule to stay up to date on all the latest developments and innovations in the medical world.