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.
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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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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.