What is the Best Medicine?

When you look at a bird, you know it’s made to fly.
When you look at a fish, you know it’s made to swim.
When you look at a human, you know it’s made to walk.

Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, said that “walking is the best medicine.”

Friedrich Nietzsche, one of the most influential thinkers of all-time, said, “All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.”

So, when you’re at work tomorrow: stand up, and walk.

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Charlie Hoehn is a speaker and the author of Play It Away (“Here's the cure to your stress!” -Tony Robbins) and Recession Proof Graduate. He has presented at the Pentagon and three TEDx events. His article about the importance of play is the #1 result on Google for the search “cure anxiety." He was the former Director of Special Projects for Tim Ferriss, and helped launch The 4-Hour Body (#1 NYTimes bestseller, million copies sold). Charlie's work has been featured on NPR TED Radio Hour, Forbes, Fast Company, and Harvard Business Review. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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