Meet a Health Hero: Bruce Hopper Jr.

Read more about the Restaurant Worker Referral Program's Dr. Bruce Hopper Jr., a semi-finalist in our 2013 Health Hero Challenge!

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Name: Bruce Hopper Jr., MD

Occupation: Physician for the Restaurant Worker Referral Program, Philadelphia Chapter

Who or what motivates you to be healthy?
Longevity. I want to be able to participate in any activity with my family and offspring forever.

Describe a health or fitness related turning point in your life.
I was diagnosed with a chronic medical condition as a medical student, and I further discovered that nutrition gave me far better results than medication.

What “policy” would you institute to make Greater Philadelphia a healthier  region?
Somehow incentivize people to shop at farmers’ markets and prepare their own food.

What’s the most important part of your health or fitness regimen?
By far it’s eating natural, nutritious food and preparing it myself.

What is your number one piece of health-related advice?
Shop at farmers’ markets, eat real fresh food and learn how to prepare it.