Dr. Greg Wells

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Entrepreneur.com: 6 Ways to Curb Jet Lag and Travel Fatigue

January, 14th 2016

This article originally appeared at this link on Entrepreneur.com.

As an entrepreneur, you likely travel a lot, and you already know that jet lag (which science geeks call “flight dysrhythmia”) can cause all kinds of unpleasant symptoms: insomnia, loss of appetite, depressed mood, upset stomach, fatigue and mental fuzziness, to name a few.

And the farther you travel, the worse your jet lag will likely be. Why? Because crossing time zones throws your internal rhythms out of sync with your external environment. It’s like your body stays back in New York as you head off to your first meeting in London!

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Entrepreneur.com: 5 Habits of Top Athletes That Can Transfer to the Workplace

May, 21st 2015

This article originally appeared at this link on Entrepreneur.com.

An athlete steps up to the starting blocks in the Olympic stadium. He (or she) stands tall, takes a few deep breaths and shakes out his muscles. Thousands of people cheer while he is introduced, but his eyes never waver from the course he’s about to run. When the starting gun fires, he explodes into high-performance action.

How can we apply this scenario to a business situation? The same techniques athletes use to perform under pressure allow business leaders to excel in the professional sphere. Here are five top practices that will improve both your health and performance in the workplace.

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Entrepreneur.com: Best Health Practices to Improve Your Life - In and Out of the Office

May, 13th 2015

This article originally appeared at this link on Entrepreneur.com.

You know it. I know it. We all know research supports it: Healthy people think, adapt and perform better.

That goes for both in and out of the office.

Here, four key areas — eating smarter, moving more, sleeping soundly and thinking clearly — that, when improved upon, enable you to be able to perform at your best.

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Entrepreneur.com: Fuel Up: Eating for Optimal Brain Function

April, 22nd 2015

This article originally appeared at this link on Entrepreneur.com.

Being an entrepreneur often means being pushed to physical and mental limits daily. There are long hours; there’s a consistent need to perform at full capacity in presentations and meetings; and there’s the drive to stay sharp while determining the right strategic direction for the company.

When people get busy or stressed, often the first thing sacrificed is healthy eating — and that’s the opposite of what should happen.

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Guest Post: Do we know about GMO?

November, 6th 2014

By Trionne Moore, BA, RHN, IOC Dipl Sports Nutr. Registered Holistic Nutritionist & Workplace Wellness Consultant

President, The Healthy Road – Corktown

October was non-GMO month.  It was an enlightening time – full of vibrant controversy and dialogue.  One of the hottest topics was – and continues to be – non-GMO food labelling laws.

In Canada, we have no mandatory labelling laws for products made with GMO ingredients.  To give some global context here, 64 countries have mandatory GMO labelling laws (http://justlabelit.org/right-to-know/labeling-around-the-world/), and some even prohibit the cultivation of GM crops (check out this interactive global map of global policies: http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/ge-map/ ).  Ten years of polling show that over 80% of Canadians want GMO labelling transparency http://www.cban.ca/Resources/Topics/Labeling.  Although we do have strict safety evaluations required for the approval of new drugs and supplements, GMO’s are considered safe (first) until science proves otherwise.  And although it does exist, there is currently no consideration of, or call for third-party evidence as to the impact of GMO’s on our health and environment.

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TSN Running Science: Recovery & Regeneration: Your job isn't over when the workout ends...

December, 21st 2013

By Greg Wells, Jessica Caterini and Gillian White

Recovery is an aspect of training that is getting significant  attention right now because research is revealing the various techniques  you can use between workouts that will have an important effect on your  response to training. By understanding and applying the science of  recovery and regeneration, you can plan effectively to ensure that you  give your body the help it needs to repair, heal, and grow. This is the  key to becoming “the 24 hour athlete.”

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TSN Running Science: Refuel: Hydrating and eating for better recovery

December, 20th 2013

Research has found that hydration and nutrition are 2 key techniques  you can use between workouts that will help you to recover faster. By  understanding and applying the science of refuelling, you can ensure  that you give your body the help it needs to rebuild its energy supplies  quickly between workouts. This is the key to becoming “the 24 hour  athlete.”

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Anti-Inflammatory Foods

October, 22nd 2012

By Trionne Moore

When we suffer an injury or assault, our bodies mobilize internal forces to stop the spread of damage and facilitate healing.  This collective interplay of events is known as inflammation and it serves us whether our injuries are obvious (bone break, paper cut) or subtle (free radical damage, infections, allergic reactions, or chemical toxicity).

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