S6 E2: How wearables can optimize health and performance with Kristen Holmes

07.13.2021 - By The Food Medic

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Kristen Holmes is the Vice President of Performance Science at WHOOP. She works with top researchers and hundreds of the best tactical, pro and collegiate athletes and teams in the world to optimize training, recovery and sleep. In addition to her extensive professional and academic background, Kristen was a 3x All American and 2x Big 10 Athlete of the year at the University of Iowa competing in both Field Hockey and Basketball. She was a 7-year member of the U.S. National Field Hockey Team and one of the most successful coaches in Ivy League history, having won 12 league titles in 13 seasons and a National Championship at Princeton University.This episode covers:- Kristen's extensive academic and sporting background- How she became interested in wearable technology - What makes WHOOP different to a fitness tracker or smart watch- New and exciting research that WHOOP is currently doing- Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and strategies to improve recovery- Nutrition, meal timing, and wearables - Insights into sex and gender differences when it comes to performance and recovery - Scientifically proven tactics to improve sleep- The most impactful changes we can start today to improve performance + everyday health.If you loved this episode make sure to give it a review, rating (hopefully 5 stars) and share it with your friends and family. instagram/twitter/facebook: @thefoodmedicwww.thefoodmedic.co.ukThis podcast episode is sponsored by WHOOP. Right now, you can get your first month free when you checkout through join.whoop.com/thefoodmedic

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