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#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 11

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#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…

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#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-23becf26fe89?inf_contact_key=05240e50a2ebacfab72336024b5567280a1f1f8fc016ef2545376a07b6cad889 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…

Pillars of Performance: Ed Brown, Patron CEO & ESM Driver

Patron President Ed Brown answers 9 questions about his performance lifestyle as a CEO and Extreme Speed Motorsports driver. In 2000, Ed Brown, a University of Texas graduate, took over as President and Chief Executive Officer of Patron Spirits International. Since that time, the company’s sales have increased by nearly 2000%, while its Tequila has…

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