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#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 26

Rehab for soft tissue injuries, adjusting nutrition to your training program, and preventing injuries through clinician-to-technician communication.   Monday, October 30 Soft tissue injury? Hoping to get back to activity soon? Consider starting rehab sooner rather than RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) http://www.nejm.org/doi/suppl/10.1056/NEJMc1708134/suppl_file/nejmc1708134_appendix.pdf In a study by Bayer et al, it was found that starting…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 25

Measuring life satisfaction, the importance of recovery drinks, and building championship teams with mindfulness and empathy.    Monday, October 23 Could sleep hygiene and catching more z’s have a strong relationship with a meaningful purpose in life? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-secret-to-a-better-nights-sleep-a-sense-of-purpose/? According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 50-70 millions Americans suffer from a sleep disorder. At…

Activity Auto-Detection: Your WHOOP Knows When You Work Out

One of the key components of WHOOP is the ability to quantify the strain your body takes on. Our Strain metric allows you to understand the cardiovascular load of everything you do over the course of an entire day. It also lets you compare the effect different activities have on your body–how does your daily…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 24

Lifting weights to reduce back and muscle pain, running to combat memory loss, and sunglasses to manage your stress?   Tuesday, October 17 Could running combat early memory loss and the prevalence of dementia? Staying active for brain health https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/04/well/move/for-your-brains-sake-keep-moving.html The process of creating new neurons, called neurogenesis, can be altered by lifestyle. In a…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 23

Common myths associated with ACL injuries, pillars of ideal nutrition for athletes, and the importance of deep sleep for visual learning.    Tuesday, October 10 Concussion Prevention: A neck collar applies pressure to jugular vein to increase blood volume in skull http://www.espn.com/blog/carolina-panthers/post/_/id/27367/how-a-200-device-is-providing-hope-in-reducing-brain-injury Dr. David Smith’s inspiration for the Q collar, a device developed to safeguard…

Improving Heart Rate Accuracy: Your WHOOP is Getting Smarter!

Here at WHOOP, we are constantly working towards bettering our ability to optimize athlete performance. Part of that is a commitment to deliver the best heart rate accuracy under any condition–whether it be sleeping, walking, running, swimming, cycling, lifting weights, playing NFL football, or any of the other numerous activities that make up the daily…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 22

Kettlebells as a training tool, tips for better studying habits and how wearable tech can help military recruits get through training.   Monday, October 2 Optimizing Learning in College: Tips from Cognitive Psychology http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1745691616645770 More than 80% of collegiate students report their primary form of studying is rereading their textbook and notes. Research shows this…

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