Dr. Julia Alleyne
Chief Medical Officer of the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team and the 2015 PanAm Games
With years of experience working alongside the Canadian National Team, Dr. Alleyne has seen her fair share of breathtaking moments in international sport. With a true storyteller's gift, she relates the lessons learned from the best athletes in the world to help celebrate and understand the importance of healthy living and a balanced lifestyle. Whether you want to learn more about promoting healthy eating and exercise within your organization in ways that are effective and manageable, or are interested in understanding the interconnected importance of a harmonized lifestyle, Dr. Alleyne offers a voice of authority and insight into the tricky balance of keeping fit and having fun.
A practising sports medicine director and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Toronto, Dr. Alleyne knows of what she speaks and practices what she preaches. Finding wellness means understanding your whole lifestyle, developing a balance, managing stress, and unlocking your personal best performance.
Health and Wellness for the 21st Century
Despite what articles, websites, self-help books, and infomercials promise, there is no "get fit quick" schemes that work. Is gruelling labor, effort, and time beyond what any regular person has the only way to achieve health? Is there no gain without pain? Why can't we find a balance point for a healthy lifestyle? Dr. Julia Alleyne offers no unrealistic promises, only practical advice backed up by the consistent message: You can do it. With her tips, perspective, and motivating attitude, you will realize that exercise can become an essential—and fun—part of your every day. This session gives key messages for developing a healthy lifestyle based on clinical practice and peak performance strategies.
Lessons from a Decade of Olympics
There's more to the Olympics than meet the eye. One of the most prestigious competitions for sport, it is also an intense, strenuous situation for competitors. What kinds of effects does this have on people's mental and physical wellbeing? Especially when they are expected to perform at their absolute best when the entire world is watching? In this session, Dr. Alleyne provides the inside stories of motivation, hardship, and determination learned through leadership at 5 Olympics and applies this to everyday life lessons that will help you reach peak performance in your life.
The Power of Active Women
Being active helps build self-esteem, independence, and lifelong skills. Remaining active can be difficult the older we get, through growing responsibilities, aging, and other obstacles to a health and wellness balance. How do some woman manage to stay active their entire lives? Dr. Julia Alleyne looks at the importance and possibilities that exercise unlock in life by providing insight into the accomplishments of women in sport and promotes healthy active living throughout the complete life cycle.