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Healthy Living

Hey!  We're ALL getting older, but that doesn't mean we have to stop taking care of ourselves, nor does it mean we can rely on others to do so.  Perhaps it's time for all of us to look at some of the websites that have great information about how to take care of ourselves and enhance the quality of our lives.  If not for ourselves, how about helping our care-givers... it's a great opportunity, now!

The following sites (only few of many) have information dealing with healthy living, food and fitness, health tools, symptom checkers, diseases and conditions, drugs and their uses (and side affects), community groups and personal spaces (should you care for them).  It's better to be informed than not.

Note:  As a WARNING (you see this all the time - and for good reason), before making any changes in your everyday lifestyle, you should always consult a  physician.  If you don't have one - it's about time, you think?  You'll be glad you did.

A Wealth of Information from Dr. Greg Wells.

Dr. Greg Wells is an assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of Toronto where he studies elite sport performance. He also serves as an associate scientist of physiology and experimental medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children where he leads the Exercise Medicine Research Program. There, he and his team explore how to use exercise to prevent, diagnose and treat chronic illnesses in children. Previously, he served as the director of sport science at the Canadian Sport Institute, and taught elite sport coaches at the National Coaching Institute.  

As a scientist, broadcaster, author, coach and athlete, Dr. Wells has dedicated his career to understanding human performance and how the human body responds to extreme conditions.

Throughout his career, he has coached, trained and inspired dozens of elite athletes to win medals at World Championships, the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics. He has studied athletic performance in some of the most severe conditions on the planet, like the Andes Mountains and the Sahara Desert.

Dr. Wells has had his own personal experience with the challenges and opportunities of adversity and human extremes. Late in his high school career, he broke his neck in a freak accident while swimming in the ocean and was in a halo brace before undergoing neurosurgery. Told by his doctor that he would never perform as an athlete again, he went on to compete at the international level in swimming. He has competed in events such as the Nanisivik Marathon - 600 miles north of the Arctic Circle - Ironman Canada, and the Tour D’Afrique, a grueling 11,000-kilometre event that is the longest bike race in the world.

A sought after speaker on the topic of human performance, Dr. Wells has spoken at top events like TEDX and the Titan Summit, alongside Sir Richard Branson. He is a frequent contributor to The Globe and Mail and has been an expert source to other top media outlets like ABC News, “20/20,” The Discovery Channel, TSN, CBC and CTV. He also served as the sports medicine analyst for the Canadian Olympic Broadcast Consortium for the 2010 and 2012 Olympic Games. He is the author of Superbodies: Peak Performance Secrets from the World’s Best Athletes (HarperCollins, June 26, 2012), which explores how genetics and DNA, the brain, muscles, lungs, heart and blood work together in extreme conditions.

Check out his website, it's loaded with information.

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