Health and Wellness
Olympic Qualifier and Wellness enthusiast, Lorna M. Johnson, transformed her passion for healthy living into a career as a nurse midwife, clinical professor, and advocate for good health. This race to her own intersection of purpose and passion started from humble beginnings in Jamaica and moved quickly to caring for children from South Central Los Angeles to Malawi, Southeast Africa.
Lorna’s lifestyle today is a product of what she learned as a child. She maintains an organic garden at home, growing fresh fruits and vegetables, like her father, who taught her farming in Jamaica. “I am also my mother’s daughter,” said Lorna. “And, my mother always said, ‘Lorna, find the solution.’”
She learned that lesson at an early age and has been running with it and solving problems ever since. Lorna was a champion female athlete at her school. She competed in the high jump, long jump, and the 100, 200 and 400 meter sprints. Her lessons and drive, eventually, carried her to international track and field athlete status and qualified her for the Olympics in the 100 meter dash. She ran her fastest 200 meter dash against Florence Griffith-Joyner. Lorna also competed in the world-renowned Mt. S.A.C. Relays where she ran the second leg with teammates: Florence Griffith Joyner, Evelyn Ashford and Alice Brown, some of America’s greatest female sprinters of all time.
Fast forward to today, with business attire, a clinical lab coat and the same philanthropic heart as her beginnings, she still maintains a healthy lifestyle and fitness regimen. She enjoys bike rides, running and weight training. She consistently encourages many to pursue healthy life choices.
“Influencing people to stay healthy is a marathon, not a sprint. I’m adapting to do my part. We have to keep going until we solve this,” said Lorna.
She is Lorna of Lorna M. Johnson Global Institute and her mission is clear.
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