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Start the Year Off Right: Protecting Our Kids, Exercise And Its Benefits to You

Episode 246: 01-09-14

Protecting Our Kids

Lauren Book, founder of Lauren’s Kids, was a victim of childhood sexual abuse for six years at the hands of her nanny. Armed with the knowledge that 95 percent of sexual abuse is preventable through education, Lauren sought to turn her experience into a vehicle to prevent childhood sexual abuse and heal survivors.

Lauren’s organization educates adults and children about sexual abuse topics through an in-school curriculum, a 24-hour Crisis Hotline and speaking engagements around the country. The organization also provides more than 4.5 million educational and awareness materials statewide through direct mail every year.

The ultimate goal is to prevent sexual abuse through awareness and education, and to help survivors heal with guidance and support.

“I survived: I’m ok . . . because it’s always ok to tell.” – Lauren Book

Exercise And Its Benefits to You

Our UHealth special guest is Dr. John Lewis, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is a researcher in exercise and its benefits. He is the associate director of the Medical Wellness Center. He is also a scientific investigator at the Corporación de Lucha Contra el SIDA and the Fundación Valle del Lili in Cali, Colombia.

Dr. Lewis is the principal investigator of several health, nutrition, and exercise studies, including the impact of aloe vera and other micronutrients on Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis and food sensitivity testing study on disease-specific symptoms in weight loss, headaches, and stomach problems.

We discuss exercise and its impact on your body and mind.

Terek Maddox, B.S., exercise physiology, is an exercise science/strength and conditioning coach for his firm ESPA Training, Inc., in South Florida. After a stint with the New York Jets‘ strength and conditioning department, Terek returned to Miami to head his own sports-training company for professional athletes in the South Florida area.

He currently works with athletes in the NBA and NFL, in addition to high school and collegiate-level athletes training to get to the next level of their specific sport. Terek is a member of The National Athletic Training Association Board of Certification.

This week we discuss what your trainer can do to help you improve your life.

Episode 246: 01-09-14  (To download, right-click and select “Save Link As”.)

Feature photo courtesy of WikiMedia Commons.




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