Why fitness is more important than weight | Leanne Spencer | TEDxWandsworth

In her talk, Leanne will argue that striving for a perfect, skinny appearance is not the answer to obesity. Instead, the focus should be on functional fitness and incorporating exercise in our daily lives for all the benefits it brings, not just weight management.

Leanne Spencer is an entrepreneur, speaker and bestselling author. Born in Dorset, she spent 17 years working in the City of London before suffering burnout and leaving to establish her business and to follow her true purpose, which is to campaign for gender equality and the promotion of positive female role models for young people. Leanne now spends her time giving talks on the importance of positive female role models (“you can’t be it if you can’t see it”), and why we all need to change our attitudes towards food, fatness, fitness and most importantly, how we look.

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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