Thursday, January 26, 2012

DocMikeEvans: The Most Most Effective Approach to Preventative Medicine (CBCNews)

Toronto doctor's 'magic pill' goes viral

Posted: Jan 11, 2012 6:10 PM ET 

Last Updated: Jan 11, 2012 8:00 PM ET

"My bankability with teenagers has increased significantly," Dr. Mike Evans told CBC News on Wednesday.An illustrated video with a simple message about health has received more than a million hits on YouTube, much to the delight of the Toronto doctor who created it.
Evans is a doctor at St. Michael's Hospital and professor at the University of Toronto. People all over the world are linking to his month-old video from Facebook and Twitter.
Evans says his message — to complete a half-hour of exercise every day — is like a magic pill to cure aches and pains.
"I've got a pill that's going to help with your arthritis, help with your depression, help with your anxiety, help with your obesity, help prevent cancer," he said.
The video cites studies from the world, including research that shows even overweight people have fewer health problems when active.
Watch the full video above.

H/T to Reader Ken R. Thanks!

A Doctor-Professor answers the old question "What is the single best thing we can do for our health" in a completely new way. 

Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital.

Conceived, written, and presented by Dr. Mike Evans

Illustrated by Liisa Sorsa 

Produced, directed, and filmed by Nick De Pencier 

Picture and sound edit by David Schmidt 

Gaffer, Martin Wojtunik 

Whiteboard construction by James Vanderkleyn

Production assistant, Chris Niesing 

©2011 Michael Evans and Mercury Films Inc.

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