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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. 12

The history of marathon fueling, why an MLB team is focussing on stress management, and how forgetfulness can be a good thing.   Monday, July 24 Forgot Where You Parked? Good https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/30/opinion/sunday/forgot-where-you-parked-good.html Forgetting can help us gain expertise, and when we relearn something we couldn’t recall, we often develop a richer understanding. In his research,…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 11

Which fitness stats should you be tracking (and ignoring), how do stages of sleep affect dreams, and can your brain focus too much?   Monday, July 17 To What Extent Can We Shorten HRV Analysis in Wearable Sensing? A Case Study on Mental Stress Detection https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-10-5122-7_161 Mental stress can decrease attentional resources, impair working memory…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 10

The disconnect between sports science and the reality of elite performance, plus the state of digital health and the benefits of foam rolling.   Monday, July 10 Foam Rolling: Effect On Performance And Potential Mechanisms https://ylmsportscience.com/2017/07/02/foam-rolling-effect-on-performance-and-potential-mechanisms/ Demonstrated Effects: Reduced pain from delayed onset muscle soreness Acute increase in range of motion Reduced muscle tender spots…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 9

Smartphones may actually help teenagers sleep? Plus the psychological state of the “clutch performance” in sports.   Wednesday, July 5 The iPhone is ruining teenagers’ sleep patterns. But it can also fix them http://www.wired.co.uk/article/sleep Delayed sleep onset: Smartphones represent an additional delay to sleep onset, and the group most vulnerable to this is teenagers. They…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 8

Smartphones making us stupid, the value of naps at work, and why you should start tracking your heart rate variability.   Monday, June 26 6 Things You Need to Recover From Every Day https://journal.thriveglobal.com/6-things-you-need-to-recover-from-every-day/ Recover from Work: Psychological detachment from work occurs when you completely refrain from work-related activities and thoughts during non-work time. Research…

#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…

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