Movement is Magic Medicine

This is a great TedTalk on how important it is to exercise and move!   Rather than summarize, check it out!


What if we had a medicine that could lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, various types of cancer, osteoporosis and the risk hip fracture, depression, dementia, and early death? Well we do, and it’s free. It’s movement.

Medical doctor and personal trainer, Dr.Hazel Wallace shares the power of physical activity as a tool to prevent and even reverse certain diseases. She believes it is one of the most under-utilised, under-valued forms of free medicine which has the potential to transform health. Dr. Hazel Wallace is the woman behind The Food Medic – a product of who she is and what she is doing; a practicing doctor with a special interest in nutrition, and a qualified personal trainer. Hazel created The Food Medic blog in 2013, when she was at university, to help educate and inspire herself to become a healthier, and a stronger person. She soon realized that there was a lot more value in what she was doing than simply for herself, and wanted to share her message with her patients, and those around her, to help improve the health of many people, both inside and outside of the hospital.

Hazel works with other doctors and encourage them to think outside the pillbox when it comes to managing lifestyle related diseases such as; type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease – the largest killers and percentage of our workload here in the NHS and across the world. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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