Healthy Lifestyle Advocate Dr. Jonathan Kung Wants You to Find Greater Balance

 (photo credit: JONATHAN KUNG)
(photo credit: JONATHAN KUNG)

Jonathan Kung is a board-certified gastroenterologist who is also an advocate for living a balanced and healthy lifestyle. As a doctor who spends a tremendous amount of time working, he knows the challenges of maintaining a healthy work/life balance. Still, he makes it his focus to stay active and doing things that he finds fulfilling.

Dr. Kung is passionate about health, fitness, travel, fashion, and motivating others. He is able to round up all of these under a single theme of establishing a balanced life that leads to overall health and happiness. According to him, when you find your balance, you will unlock true happiness and satisfaction. For him, “A balance of a proactive lifestyle, both inside and outside the hospital, keeps me healthy and motivated.”

Being a physician and having the large platform on social that he has is something Dr. Kung is grateful for. It allows him to make a positive impact in a very direct way. With over 77,000 followers on Instagram, he has been inspiring and motivating countless people to become the best versions of themselves and find greater balance.

This young doctor places special emphasis on not only taking care of your physical health, but also your mental health. While exercise definitely helps improve mental health, Dr. Kung also incorporates other things that help, such as fulfilling travel experiences, dressing stylishly and fashionably, and spending time with friends, family, and loved ones.

“It’s extremely important to always make time outside of healthcare for family, friends, exercise, and travel,” he says. “In the last couple years before the pandemic started, I have been fortunate to explore Iceland, Aruba, and Japan. A balance of a proactive lifestyle, both inside and outside the hospital, keeps me healthy and motivated.”

His success becomes the success of others as well. His passion for the good health and happiness of his patients, friends, family, and community inspires his personal growth and passion for helping and motivating others. 

There is a major value in taking time for yourself, as a form of self-care. This is something that revitalizes and reenergizes you, according to Dr. Kung. For him, self-care includes playing soccer three times a week, practicing martial arts, going to the gym to do resistance training, and playing basketball, to name a few. He says that "The motto is to stay active no matter how busy you are and live the life that you envision yourself living!"

Finding that crucial balance in life will allow you to experience the best life you can enjoy. Staying active has been a wellspring of positive benefits for Dr. Kung. He says that "My passion is fitness, an active lifestyle, and promotion of general health and wellness, which I have found is often the cornerstone of treatment for many of my patients! It's important to exercise daily, spend time with family and friends, travel, and learn new things every day."