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Thea Lee is the Client Success Manager at WHOOP. Prior to joining the team, she taught middle school in New Orleans and coached running with Youth Run NOLA. Thea studied History and Science at Harvard with a focus on Global Health and Health Policy. While in school she ran middle distance on the Track and Field team, serving as captain in her junior and senior year.

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 7

Habits of top performers, predicting dreams by measuring brain activity, and can lowering baseball’s pitcher’s mound help prevent injuries?   Monday, June 19 You Might Not Feel Tired, But Your Brain Needs More Sleep https://www.fastcompany.com/40427741/you-might-not-feel-tired-but-your-brain-needs-more-sleep Sleep debt is highly individual, as is sleep need. Be wary of trusting how you feel; the body is very…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 6

This week, does exercise improve sleep? How does poor sleep affect learning? Plus what concussions do to athletes’ HRV.    Monday, June 12 How does poor sleep affect our ability to learn? Study investigates http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317597.php A study conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Zurich examined the effect of disturbed deep sleep…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 5

How do Sherpas achieve peak performance? Plus sleep tips, better decision making, and new technology to help those with sleep apnea.   Tuesday, June 6 Be more awake by day, sleep better at night https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/05/19/more-awake-day-sleep-better-night/R7ZjlARQjgZGRWISBn8FaM/story.html Small changes in your routine can give you a lift during the day and improve your sleep. Melatonin is the…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 4

Included this week is a Harvard study on the health and safety shortcomings of the NFL, as well as the sleeping positions you can try for any localized pain keeping you awake at night.   Tuesday, May 30 Harvard study suggests some NFL health and safety changes https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/harvard-study-suggests-some-nfl-health-and-safety-changes/2017/05/15/02b1c678-397c-11e7-a058-ddbb23c75d82_story.html?utm_term=.ef91da3bd812 A study conducted at Harvard Law School…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 3

Volume 3 of the #WHOOPEd Weekly Digest goes behind-the-scenes of Italy’s premier football coach academy and imparts the details of a 20 minute warm-up routine that saw a 72% decrease in injury rates for youth rugby players.   Monday, May 22 At Italy’s Coaching Academy, a Pipeline of Champions https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/11/sports/soccer/italy-coaches-antonio-conte-chelsea.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Every June, Italy’s cohort of…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 2

The second installment of #WHOOPEd features an article with tips for what to do when you can’t fall asleep, and another on getting intelligent cognitive rest.   Monday, May 15 8 Sleep Experts on What to Do When You Can’t Turn Off Your Thoughts at Night http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/05/8-sleep-experts-on-what-to-do-when-your-mind-is-racing.html Distract yourself with meaningless mental lists. The prerequisite for…

A Day with Team USA Track Star Wallace Spearmon Jr.

For track and field, the pinnacle of the sport is competing on the world’s biggest stage at the Olympics. Regardless of where you grew up or how far you made it competitively, as a track athlete you can’t help but fantasize about representing your country on the national team. So, when I got the opportunity…

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