09/07/2020 | Press release | Archived content
Did you know that TikTok is a place you can go to for advice on your health and wellbeing? We have an incredible variety of TikTok doctors that create and share informative content on our platform.
@doctor.emeka is no exception! He posts TikTok videos on interesting medical facts, health advice and Covid 19 updates that all of his hundreds of thousands of followers can find beneficial! But let's take a moment to learn more about the man behind the scrubs…
From a young age Emeka Okorocha knew that becoming a Doctor was his calling. He comes from a family of medics, including his grandfather who was a doctor, father a medical consultant and siblings who are all medical students. He's also a Nigerian Prince, third in line to the throne in his province. Now that's quite the family tree!
Whilst studying medicine he was featured in the BBC documentary 'Junior doctors: Blood, Sweat and Tears', which shone a light on his tough job as an F1 doctor. Since then his popularity has continued to grow, which he's channelled for good by sharing helpful medical advice to his growing social media audience.
Let's take a look at what makes this NHS Doctor's TikTok account so important to follow.
As a practicing medical professional, Dr Emeka Okorocha was called to the front lines when the global pandemic first broke out. That's why we should all take a moment to learn from his educational TikTok videos on the coronavirus to see how we can better help the incredible NHS staff.
That includes gaining a better understanding of the government's 'test and trace' initiative which is designed to keep us all safe.
There's one thing that we can definitely do to help and that's wear a mask. If you are feeling anxious about wearing one then watch this video debunking the myths around masks, which may be able to put your mind at ease.
If you are training to become a doctor then firstly congratulations on your noble career choice, secondly get top tips from a UK Doctor himself about how to get your dream job.
Trouble sleeping? Then #LearnOnTikTok how to get a better night's sleep as its been found that a good old rest can be beneficial for our overall well being.
Exercise is also great for both our physical and mental wellbeing. Checkout some of the top reasons why physical fitness is so good for us.
If you want to understand more about the human body then Dr Emeka is the guy for you. Follow his series on weird things our bodies do - you're never too old to learn about burping…
Finally, you can't be a true TikTok-ker without trying at least one TikTok dance, and our doctor has some killer moves!