In this episode of Movement Health Matters, we sit down with Dr. Tim Church, the Chief Medical Officer at Wondr Health.
As one of the country's leading clinicians in weight loss, exercise and obesity research, Dr. Church oversees Wondr Health's advancing efforts to transform the health of individuals, workplaces, and the world around us by empowering people with lifelong behaviour change skills and tools. He helps lead the development of the Wondr Health curriculum, which is inspired by his medical expertise.
Dr. Church earned his Bachelor of Science in Animal Physiology at UC Davis, and his MD, MPH, and PhD at Tulane University. He has. years of research experience (including at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center), has published more than 300 clinical articles, and has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Oprah and more.
In this interview, Dr. Church shares insights into his background and his thoughts on the state of health and fitness today. He discusses what determines quality of life, offers his take on healthy aging, and explains the main reasons why current movements and health offerings aren't working for many people. He also shares advice for those who lack support systems for staying fit, discusses the issue of recurring back pains and provides his thoughts on why many medical platforms fail to make simple, practical recommendations for improving health.
Join us as we delve into these critical and timely topics with Dr. Tim Church.
What you'll learn in this episode:
The power of bringing better-informed choices and ways to live to the masses
Dr. Church's definition of movement health
All you need to know about healthy aging
Main reasons that movement health offerings are not currentlly working at scale
Motivational blocks that healthy, fit, and active people experience
How creating a supportive environment leads to success
Advice to people lacking a support system
The advantages of doing exercises that create balance in your body