Professor Greg Wells is regularly called upon by the media to speak about issues related to sport, exercise and health, and extreme human physiology. See below for the latest coverage, or visit the Faculty's In the News
January 21, 2013. The National Post: Marathon Man: When to stress and when to rest during flu season by Ben Kaplan. Newspaper quote. Professor Greg Wells talks about exercise and the immune system.
January 18, 2013. Global News: The Lance Armstrong case. Global News Television Interview. Professor Greg Wells provides insight on some of the performance-enhancing drugs that defamed cyclist Lance Armstrong recently admitted to using.
January 14, 2013. NBC Sports: Rays minor leaguer David Wendt suspended 50 games. Quote from radio interview.
January 1, 2013. The Toronto Star: 700 daily walks and counting: Your New Year’s resolution success stories. Newspaper Quote. Professor Greg Wells provides insight on the benefiting of including short bouts of daily physical activity into your day.
December 6, 2012. CBC News: Ibuprophen use by athletes may cause harm. Television interview.
December 4, 2012. The Globe and Mail & GolfCanada.ca: Rubenstein: Signs are promising for Lee Bentham. Newspaper and online article.
December 3, 2012. The National Post: Marathon Man: Greg Wells, author of Superbodies, on finding his own fragility. Newspaper article. A profile of Professor Greg Wells with insight from Professor Jack Goodman. The article explains how stress, too little sleep and competing priorities can make people ill, in particular during the holidays, pointing to Wells as an example.
November 19, 2012. CTV Canada AM: Greg Wells' road to recovery, Dr. Greg Wells on repairing his body after suffering a surprise illness.
November 16, 2012. Homes-extra.ca & The Toronto Sun: Healthy home, happy home. Celebrity Spaces.
November 6, 2012. CTV News Toronto - Lifetime. How can a grueling political campaign impact a politician's health? Professor Greg Wells talks about the physical stresses of the political campaign and how the candidates cope with being, as Wells calls them, "corporate athletes."
October 12, 2012. The Toronto Star: Toronto marathon: The hardships and highlights of running 42 km. Newspaper article. Professor Greg Wells talks about the various components that lead to a successful marathon race including breathing properly, remaining calm and staying fueled and hydrated.
September 12, 2012. The Globe and Mail: Triathlon Canada to investigate why Findlay’s anemia went undetected. Quote in newspaper article. Professor Greg Wells discusses the case of Olympic triathlete Paula Findlay, saying "if [her] levels were low during the Olympics, that would have been, frankly, a major oversight on whoever her sports science and sports medicine team was at the time."
August 30, 2012. The Toronto Star: Methylhexaneamine: What exactly is the drug that Toronto Blue Jays prospect Marcus Stroman tested positive for? Quote in newspaper article.
August 16, 2012. The Toronto Star: Will fasting slow down Muslim Olympians?. Newspaper article quote.
August 12, 2012. CTV Canada AM: Gruelling sport: Tennis. Television Interview..
August 9, 2012. The National Post: They're going the distance (and so can you!). Newspaper article quote.
July 27, 2012. The National Post: The Anatomy of a Sprinter. Newspaper article. Professor Greg Wells explains how Usain Bolt's muscle fibres and motor patterns have been trained to optimize his talents on the track.
July 26, 2012. Vancouver Sun: Bolt comes to London with something to prove. Newspaper article. Professor Greg Wells discusses the ever-increasing expectations for physical extremes placed on exceptional Olympians like Usain Bolt.
July 26, 2012. Global News: Canada’s medal count at Olympics may be a let-down after Vancouver's record haul. Television interview. Professor Greg Wells discusses the likely difference between the medal count at the Vancouver and these London Games.
July 24, 2012. The Toronto Star: London 2012: The medical technique that could help Olympic athletes win gold. Newspaper article quote. Professor Greg Wells explains how a technique used to help heart attack victims can benefit high performance athletes. It has been part of Team Canada's training leading up to, but not at, these Games.
July 19, 2012. The Toronto Star: Sports drinks, supplements, sneakers may do little to help performance. Quote in newspaper article. Professor Greg Wells speaks that this British research and finding on how sports drinks, supplements and sneakers don't necessarily improve performance, is consistent for the Canadian audience as well.
June 18, 2012. U of T Magazine: Faster, Higher, Stronger: You don’t need an Olympic training regimen to get healthy through exercise.
July-Aug, 2012. On-camera sport science and sport medicine analyst for CTV Broadcast Consortium for the 2012 London Olympics. Host of Superbodies segments.
July 5, 2012. Huffpost Living: Alexandre Despatie Head Injury: Return To Play Plan Works For Olympian. Online article.
May 30, 2012. The National Post: Stride science: Learning how the body works during a run holds injury insight. Newspaper article. Professor Greg Wells discusses the cardiovascular benefits of running and how our body adapts to the high-impact exercise.
May 27, 2012. The Globe and Mail: Tights with instructions? Newspaper article. Professor Greg Wells provides insight on the performance and recovery claims associated with new compression shorts.
May 24, 2012. The Globe and Mail: Sensors woven into this shirt could save lives. Newspaper article. Professor Greg Wells discusses the potential health and performance-monitoring benefits of having sensors sewn right into athletes' clothes.
May 16, 2012. U of T News Webpage: Connaught Fund injects $1.1 million into U of T research. New researcher award helps launch careers. Online article.
May 15, 2012. CTV Canada AM: Challenges of climbing Everest Physiologist Greg Wells and climber Jim Elzinga discuss the challenges of climbing Mount Everest after a Canadian woman died trying this weekend.
May 11, 2012. University of Toronto Research and Innovation website: Type 2 diabetes and physical activity: can you exercise your symptoms away? Online article.
April 17, 2012. Discovery Channel Daily Planet: Science of the Run. Television Segment on an expedition to run across South America.
April 5, 2012. The Toronto Star: Olympic training about more than sport, expert panel says. Newspaper article quote.
April 4, 2012. Canadian Running: Running Diet - Runner’s Pasta Recipe. Magazine article. Professor Greg Wells discusses how nutrition choices impact running performance.
February 23, 2012. U of T News Website: Taking the marathon to the classroom: Teaming up to teach through experience. Online article.
February 6, 2012.The Toronto Star: Could the New York Giants’ Ahmad Bradshaw have stopped himself? Newspaper article. Professor Greg Wells discusses the role that 'motor programming' played in the awkward end to Super Bowl 46.
February 3, 2012. The Toronto Star: Are hefty NFLers like Vince Wilfork real athletes? Newspaper article. Many NFL players weigh well over 300 lbs, making many question just how they rank as high performance athletes. Professor Greg Wells admits that he never used to consider NFL athletes world-class. But once he observed their skills more closely, he was suprised and impressed that despite their massive size, they have ample agility, power and skill.
Winter 2012. Breakout Magazine. Mix it up (p.28). Magazine article. Professor Greg Wells writes an article about the benefits of "adding complexity" to regular workouts.
January 3, 2012. Christian Science Monitor. Teaching on the run. Newspaper article. Professor Greg Wells led the health, education, and nutrition unit for an innovative, out-of-the-classroom experience that transports high school students from Canada, US and England to India's Thar desert for an educational expedition that includes a 100 mile run. Wells discusses the physiological demands of the experience.
November 23, 2012. The Fan 590 Radio: The Fan 590, The Jeff Blair Show w/ Sammut. Radio interview. Professor Greg Wells discusses Sidney Crosby's return-to-play process. He emphasizes how Crosby's high-profile injury has improved public awareness of the dangers surrounding, and the risks associated with, concussions in hockey.
November 21, 2012. CTV Canada AM: Sidney Crobsy back on the ice. Television Interview.