Dr. Greg Wells
The Be Better Blog
Physiologist, Scientist, Broadcaster, Author
About Dr. Wells
Dr. Greg Wells
Hi, I'm Dr. Greg Wells. I'm a scientist, professor, broadcaster, and author. I've dedicated my career to understanding human performance and how the human body responds to extreme conditions. This is my home on the web where I blog (see the Be Better section), post media related to human health and performance, and where you can get more info on my research. Be sure to use the contact page if you want to get in touch with me or join my community on Facebook, twitter or linkedin by clicking on the links at the bottom of this page.+ Read More
Dream Setting at TEDx 2010
Eat Sleep Move at TEDx UofT
Peak performance secrets from the world's best athletes
Based on the wildly popular segments broadcast during the Vancouver Olympics, Superbodies explores how genetics and DNA, the brain, muscles, lungs, heart and blood work together in extreme conditions. It’s an inside look that draws on Dr. Greg Wells’ research at Sick Kids Hospital and the University of Toronto and more than fifteen years’ experience working with Olympic athletes.
Superbodies is a fascinating explanation of the human body and an easy-to-follow plan that shows how everyone can learn from the pros to improve their health and performance. Dr. Wells explains how the same training techniques that elite athletes follow can be even more effective for most people, what’s happening inside your body when you’re exercising, and fighting illness, what makes elite athletes such as pro-hockey players successful, and what you can learn from them, why little things can add up, and how simple choices can make a huge difference.
Fascinating, easy-to-read and packed with full-colour illustrations and photographs, Superbodies shows how people of all ages and abilities can improve their own health and performance.
The Ripple Effect
The Ripple Effect
Sleep Better, Eat Better, Move Better, Think Better
Live Better, Not Harder
In his new book, Dr. Greg Wells offers concrete strategies on how to get better and stay better—not just for a few weeks or a few months, but for life. Optimal well-being is obtained through a commitment to the “holy trinity” of healthy living—eating better, moving better, sleeping better. Together these lead to peak performance and exponential improvements in your health.
With tremendous insight into the physiology of the human body and the reasons mankind has evolved the way it has, The Ripple Effect exposes exercise and diet myths, inspiring you and leading you on a clear path to achieving a health and fitness transformation. With small—and very achievable—daily changes in your life, you'll see the incredible effects of aggregate gains that elite athletes know.
You'll learn how:
- Sleep controls the hormones that regulate hunger and appetite
- An hour of exercise can turn a B grade into an A
- Muscular meditation helps reduce stress and decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety
- Watermelon decreases muscle soreness after a workout
Sleep better and you’ll eat better. Eat better and you’ll move more. And if you move more, you’ll sleep better and ultimately think and feel better. This is the ripple effect of good health and high performance. And it’s also why you don’t have to make major changes or sacrifices in your life: with an improvement of just 1% in your sleeping, eating, exercising, or thinking habits, you’ll see dramatic results. With Greg’s easy-to-follow strategies and tips, you can harness the power of the ripple effect and start living better—not just for a few weeks or months, but for life.
The Focus Effect
The Focus Effect
CHANGE YOUR WORK, CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Smartphones debuted only ten years ago, but their impact has been immense. With up-to-the-minute updates on social media, email, and texts, people are more distracted than ever, which is affecting our psychological and physical well-being. To cut through the disruption, high-performing individuals must construct new practices that encourage focus, creativity, and effectiveness.
Greg Wells and Bruce Bowser have perfected the art of unplugging from technology and plugging into reality. In The Focus Effect, they present techniques for sustainable, balanced, and successful routines in all areas of life.
With strategies ranging from practicing healthy mindfulness and meditation, reserving tech-free time, and performing power work, to a revolutionary plan for a hyperproductive workday, Wells and Bowser provide everything needed to activate The Focus Effect in your life. It's time for a worldwide revolution in how we live and work--and The Focus Effect is the jump start you need to be at the forefront of this future.