Supercharge Your Performance

with Greg Wells

About the Episode

Today’s guest is Dr. Greg Wells, a health, wellbeing, and peak performance are personal and professional obsessions. Dr. Wells has a Ph.D. in Physiology and has served as a Senior Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and the Director of Sport Science for the Canadian Sport Institute. His mission is to make the science of human limits understandable and actionable. To that end he has authored five best-selling books. Greg is the CEO and founder of Wells Performance, a consulting firm committed to  helping teams, schools and businesses become places where people get healthy, perform optimally and reach their potential.

Greg joined us today to discuss his latest book, Powerhouse: Protect Your Energy, Optimize Your Health and Supercharge Your Performance

In this episode, Greg dives into the fascinating connections between physical activity, mental performance, and emotional wellbeing. Greg explores the growing trend of incorporating cycling and walking into business settings, uncovering the benefits of these activities for sparking creativity and generating new ideas. With an emphasis on the power of consistency and small improvements, Greg shares valuable insights on harnessing stress and the concept of hormesis for enhanced performance and overall health.

Listeners will also gain practical tips on utilizing breathwork for relaxation and strategic thinking, as well as the important role of physical activity in combating the rising rates of depression and anxiety. With a thought-provoking discussion on cultivating resilience, seeking challenges for personal growth, and the impact of locus of control, this episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to optimize their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Topics Discussed

Learning from mistakes [7.28]
Those who fail the most are the ones who make the most rapid improvements.
Depression and anxiety [15.23]
Greg explains how to reduce depression and anxiety to have good mental health.
Breath work [22.16]
How breath can help you pause between stimulus and response to settle your nervous system.
Power of walking [39.32]
We talk about the power of moving our bodies.
Creativity [45.15]
Greg explains how moving your body helps to increase creativity.
Heat and cold [1.04.11]
Greg explains how people can use hot and cold water as a mental health practice rather than an anti-inflammatory practice.
Influence [1.11.05]
We dive into the importance of allocating our efforts, time, and energy to things we can control and make a difference.

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