Donald B. Ardell | Worksite Wellness Can Boost Quality of Life As Well As Reduce Illness

Donald B. Ardell

Worksite Wellness Can Boost Quality of Life As Well As Reduce Illness

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Donald B. Ardell

Donald B. Ardell entertains, informs and offers new perspectives on living well. He specializes in describing ways individuals can transcend the mediocrity of normalcy and how companies and other institutions can benefit from REAL worksite wellness programming. He also offers tips for successful aging, based upon two books and many lectures on the challenges of making the most of later years.

Don's performances demonstrate how to manage weight, become and remain fit, eat well, think critically, find sufficient meaning and purpose, act ethically, understand the dynamics of happiness and enjoy both work and leisure pursuits.

Don is a multiple national and world champion triathlete and remains the most influential promoter of high quality lifestyles in America. His first book, High Level Wellness: An Alternative to Doctors, Drugs, and Disease (Rodale, with periodic update editions by Bantam Books and Ten Speed Press) sparked and shaped the health promotion field beginning in the late 1970's.

Don is a prolific writer and dynamic speaker. He has published the WELLNESS REPORT since 1984; 74 printed quarterly editions are in print and another 775 weekly online newsletters have been circulated worldwide.

Don has traveled throughout North America, Australia, Canada and a dozen other nations on behalf of public and private organizations.

Don's website is In addition to books and thousands of essays, he has done countless media interviews, written extensive book reviews and conducted dozens of podcasts.

Don has degrees from George Washington University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stanford University and The Union Institute in Ohio.
A member of the board of trustees of the National Wellness Institute for several decade, he is one of ten Americans given the Healthy America Fitness Leaders Award in 1991 by the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Allstate Insurance Company and the U.S. Jaycees.

Don has an avocation of sorts - giving lectures on the life and spell-binding speeches of one of America's greatest ever orators, famous in his time (the latter half of the 19th century) and largely unknown today, namely, Robert Green Ingersoll.

Don interacts with, involves, energizes, inspires and influences audiences to consider attitudes and behaviors that enable excellence and greater life satisfaction. Anyone who has seen and heard Don perform understands the nature of REAL wellness and how it benefits practitioners and the organizations of which they're a part. He believes it's well worth the discipline required to sustain an exceptional lifestyle and positive philosophy -- and to try always to look on the bright side of life!

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Cast Off Your Burkas
How To Overcome Formidable Obstacles To A Healthy Lifestyle A High Performance Life

Aging Under the Influence - Of A Disciplined, Joyful Lifestyle

How To Shape And Sustain A Lifestyle Founded On Personal Responsibility, Exceptional Physical Fitness, Sound Diet And A Quest for Happiness, Added Meaning and Purpose, Freedom And Reason

Worksite Wellness That Makes A Difference

Get rid of inhibitions that constrain and disguise your fullest possibilities as a highly evolved human. Doing so will get you in shape for the real challenge -- overcoming the norms and customs that reinforce mediocre levels of health, happiness and freedom. I have five proposals to guide you in this quest.

Five Questions: Before describing my five proposals, please consider these five questions:
1. Are you normal? Yes or no.
2. What is your weight and height? Make a note -- and show what you wrote to the person next to you.
3. What do you suppose is nature's most powerful medicine or semi-panacea? One word should be sufficient. (Show the person next to you what you wrote.)
4. Ever been on a diet? Yes or no. Did it work? Did you lose weight AND keep it off? Yes or no.
5. What comes to mind when I ask, "What are the best of times?" How often each day do you say, or think, something like, "Wow. I am one fortunate person. This is so sweet. This is the best of times."
The Five Proposals: And now, five suggestions, aided by a few visuals, to set you on your way to advanced levels of health, happiness and freedom.
1. Don't be normal
2. Be realistic - set modest expectations
3. Become addicted to nature's wonder drug -- exercise
4. Try my new diet -- the Exercise Diet or "TED"
5. Seek 23 DBRU equivalents daily.
Conclusion and Parting Words

There you have it -- the five suggestions. I hope they put you in a good mood and motivate you to try to prove that you can do it. It won't be easy but then, nothing worthwhile ever is.

Maybe the time has come to resolve to go out there and celebrate life more than you already do, to seek DBRU equivalents and ways to become more fit, play more, have more fun. And, as suggested, seek new levels of health, happiness and freedom.

As my daughter said to me not so long ago during her high school days, "Dad, may all your dead rhinos be like totally bloated on this lovely day." Thank you and be well.

Donald B. Ardell
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