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#WHOOPEd Digest, Vol. 34

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Best of 2017: Part 1 – Big Moments in Big Sports

With 2017 coming to a close, we’re taking a look back at the top stories of the year through the lens of WHOOP. In today’s Part 1, we focus on the big moments in big sports.   Last spring, Time Magazine published a feature on WHOOP entitled “Why Professional Athletes Love This Fitness Band.” Right…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 16

Does your wearable make you more self-aware? Plus the declining importance of the save in baseball and a potential revolution in athletic rehydration.   Monday, August 21 Knee Arthritis Has Doubled… And It’s Not Because of Running https://www.runnersworld.com/sweat-science/knee-arthritis-has-doubled-and-its-not-because-of-running Studies have shown that running doesn’t make you any more likely to develop arthritis in your knees.…

#WHOOPEd Weekly Digest, Vol. 14

The benefit of thinking healthy thoughts, which types of pain athletes shouldn’t ignore, and the end of baseball as we know it?   Monday, August 7 Pain 101 for Triathletes: Push Through or Lay Off? http://www.triathlete.com/2017/07/training/pain-101-triathletes-push-lay-off_303977#4DbU1wlz4Tl3yEDQ.99 Running through pain may cause changes to both form and mechanics, which in turn can lead to more serious…

#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. 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…

Will Baseball’s Disabled List Now Be Used for Injury Prevention?

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association renegotiated their collective bargaining agreement this past offseason. One of the notable rule changes revolves around the length of time injured players are held out of action. Previously, the minimum number of days that a player had to spend on the disabled list (DL) was 15 (excluding…

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