What’s the single best thing you can do for your health?

Get HealthyThis YouTube video offers an interesting perspective on a medical "treatment."

Since it posted on YouTube a relatively short time ago, this entertaining and informative video is closing in on two million views. It was developed by Michael F. Evans, MD, an associate professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto and a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, who provides an answer to the question of what makes the biggest difference in our health.

The video, entitled "23 & ½ Hours," presents what Doctor Evans calls a "visual lecture" that lasts a little over nine minutes but has the potential to make long-term health improvements in areas that range from osteoarthritis, dementia and diabetes to anxiety, obesity and depression. The title refers to the rest of the day that remains after you do the ½ hour "intervention" needed to gain the benefits of (spoiler alert) EXERCISING.

Of course, exercise isn't the only critical element to include in an overall approach to health and wellness, but the video offers some well documented thoughts on why it's so important. To watch the YouTube video, please click here.

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