Donald B. Ardell was a pioneer in the Wellness movement. He wrote High Level Wellness: An Alternative to Doctors, Drugs, and Disease, first published in 1976 by Rodale Press, with editions over the years by Bantam Books and Ten-Speed Press. Since then Don has written a dozen additional wellness books, including Die Healthy (with Grant Donovan), 14 Days to Wellness and most recently, Aging Beyond Belief.
Don has degrees from George Washington University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC (urban planning) and Stanford. His doctorate was awarded in 1979 by the Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, OH.
The success of High Level Wellness helped spark the wellness movement and propel Don to a career of writing, speaking and teaching. Since 1984, Don has produced 74 quarterly print editions of the Ardell Wellness Report and 503 periodic electronic newsletters.
Don has been a member of the board of trustees of the National Wellness Institute for over a 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.
Personally, Don is an avid competitor in triathlons and duathlons. He has won many national and three world championships in triathlon and duathlon competitions.
Don’s website can be found at www.seekwellness.com.