214: Apply Recovery Strategies in Your Leadership – interview with Christie Aschwanden

Christie Aschwanden, author of Good to Go

Christie Aschwanden and Bill Ringle discuss what the athlete in all of us can learn from the strange science of recovery.

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Top 3 Take-Aways from this Interview

  • How overworking can reduce your effectiveness as an athlete or a business leader.
  • The similarities between overtraining and overworking.
  • The importance of scheduling time to decompress and recover between work activities.

Interview Insights

Read the Show Notes from this Episode

Christie Aschwanden tells who her inspirations are. [0:48]

Christie shares how her one decision in her high school helped her to foster her interest in science and medicine. [2:23]

“How do we define recovery? What do we mean by this and how do we measure it?” [4:53]

Christie shares in her experience how business leaders who compete as athletes, cyclist, etc outside of work area struggle within the areas of recovery. [7:14]

What are the things that Christie does as a writer to build cyclical recovery to keep yourself performing well? [10:26]

Unfamiliar food can be risky for athletes, but sometimes it can be really helpful in the last minute preparations, for reference Usain Bolt in 2008 Olympics. [12:30]

Christie recommends finding some sort of daily ritual or things that you can do to manage and handle your stress instead of eliminating them. [17:21]

4:1 carb to the protein ratio for effective recovery. What are its implications and how do we choose to eat things after exercises? [18:00]

Christie shares the story behind the fight to ban peanut butter and jelly from garden state warriors locker room. [20:46]

Lightning Round. [21:28]

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Expert Bio

Christie Aschwanden is the author of GOOD TO GO: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn From the Strange Science of Recovery and co-host of EMERGING FORM, a podcast about the creative process.

She’s the former lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight and was previously a health columnist for The Washington Post. Christie is a frequent contributor to The New York Times. She’s also been a contributing editor for Runner’s World and a contributing writer for Bicycling.

Her work appears in dozens of publications, including Discover, Slate, Consumer Reports, New Scientist, More, Men’s Journal, Mother Jones, NPR.org, Smithsonian and O, the Oprah Magazine.

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Contact Info for Christie Aschwanden

Web address: www.christieaschwanden.com

Travels from: Cedaredge, CO

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