Podcast 43: African Dance + Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet – How Kukuwa of Kukuwa Fitness Stays Young at 62


Kukuwa’s key to a fulfilling and happy life is moving your body, detoxing your body, and eating well. Kukuwa is a dancer, choreographer and founder of Kukuwa Fitness. She is 62 years old and has been dancing since she was 2 years of age.

About 40 years ago, Kukuwa created her own dance fusion by combining traditional African dance movements with western fitness workouts. What’s so special about African dance is that it entails moving every part of your body – from your head to your feet. Give one of Kukuwa’s dance workout and you will find yourself moving muscles that you didn’t know you had!

In addition to moving your body, Kukuwa emphasizes the importance of detoxifying your body regularly and eating well. Some detoxification practices that Kukuwa has been doing since she was a little girl are eating raw ginger and taking cod-liver oil on a regular basis. To keep her body healthy, Kukuwa also fuels her body with nutritious and organic foods. Her diet consists of about 80% vegetables. Listen in to hear more about Kukuwa’s lifestyle and her tips for you to get healthy today.

Here are links to some of the items we discussed

African Health Secrets: https://amzn.to/3dCqXpx

Kuwa Inafaa: https://amzn.to/3sGH6Ae

Kuwa Vuzuri: https://amzn.to/3dsJ4y6

Check out Kukuwa Fitness! https://kukuwafitness.com/

What’s in this episode?

0:00     Meet Kukuwa

1:09     How dance came into Kukuwa’s life

4:12     Fundamentals of Kukuwa’s dance

5:25     Kukuwa’s dance fusion

6:00     Total body workout

7:25     Who should try Kukuwa’s dance?

9:25     Use it or lose it

13:05   Fundamentals of eating clean in African tradition

17:13   Struggling with sugar

18:00   Slowing metabolism and menopause

18:34   Detoxing the body

21:45   Kukuwa’s diet

23:50   Weight gain in the abdomen

24:25   How to start getting healthier

26:02   Healthier cooking oils

28:21   Final Advice

What you will learn:

  • What African dance is composed of
  • How Kukuwa’s dance fusion is beneficial to your body
  • Kukuwa’s detoxification routine
  • Kukuwa’s diet regime and healthy eating habits
  • How to start getting healthier today

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