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What Is the Best Thing We Can Do for Our Health?

Here's one professor's 'prescription' for improving an array of problems

By Next Avenue

Every now and then, we all need a boost to get us moving toward better health. If the official start of summer wasn't enough, maybe the arguments mustered by University of Toronto statistics professor Michael Evans, in this now-classic whiteboard animation, will motivate you.

Imagine a prescription that could reduce arthritis pain, slow the progression of dementia and Alzheimer's, lessen the effects of diabetes — and so much more.

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It turns out, such a miracle "drug" exists. Evans has pulled together research from a range of sources about how to get the greatest health bang for your buck, or effort. His surprising review of all the research propelled him to the conclusion he (literally) draws in this video (below), about 23 ½ hours in the day:


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