After many years of study, the health impact of coffee remains mixed. But heart rate variability (HRV) may have a relationship with long-term coffee consumption. A new study of over 15,000 subjects looked at the relationship between coffee consumption and HRV readings.
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Chronic stress is a feature of modern life. It often comes from hidden, unexpected, hard-to-pin-down sources. With appropriate tracking, heart rate variability (HRV) can help identify these sources of chronic stress.
Check out this great podcast episode with MadLab Group where we discuss HRV use for gym owners. In the episode, we talk about heart rate variability training, why it makes your ability to define and interact with your clients much more powerful and how it creates the unique ability to create personas based off of the data collected!
So you’re having ‘one of those days.’ Your body is telling you it needs rest, but your instinct as a dedicated athlete is to push through and follow your training schedule regardless. The truth is, your long-term health can suffer from ignoring the body’s need to recover, and there is a tangible way to measure your readiness via heart rate variability.
Our own Jason Moore is interviewed on the Ali Fitness Podcast to discuss HRV and training.
Are all lab tests created equal? Chris Kelly breaks down the lab tests that get the best results for his athletes and health clients.
We talk blood work, hormone and cortisol testing, stool testing, and how to make better decisions given certain lab results. Join me in this great discussion with Chris Kelly of Nourish Balance Thrive!
Excerpt from Andrew Kemp’s article: “… little research has been done which looks at how the vagus nerve affects body and mind together. That’s why I teamed up with colleagues to question whether previously reported relationships between vagal function and cognitive performance could be explained through a single physiological pathway.”
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What is Coefficient of Variation (CV)? How is CV connected to the HRV score and ln(rMSSD)? What are “good” and “bad” CV trends? How do I use it to interpret and tailor training?
Check out this blog post by guest writer, Andrew Flatt, to answer these questions and more.
Micronutrients such as amino acids, specific vitamins, and minerals can significantly impact your Heart Rate Variability scores and your overall health and performance. Learn more about the role of micronutrients and supplements in achieving your health and performance goals.
Could micronutrient deficiencies be holding you back?
Dr. Eldred Taylor shares the importance of amino acids for energy and autonomic nervous system health, as well as how they and other micronutrients impact your Heart Rate Variability.
Hint: These topics could be a good place to look if your energy levels, motivation, and general health aren’t where you’d like them to be.
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Overfat & Underfat: New Terms & Definitions Long Overdue with Dr. Phil Maffetone & Professor Paul Laursen
First coverage with Dr. Phil Maffetone and Professor Paul Laursen on their newly published and controversial scientific paper titled: “Overfat and Underfat: New Terms and Definitions Long Overdue.” We discuss the pandemic of people who are “overfat” — defined as having sufficient excess body fat to impair health and how this classification differs from “overweight”. If we’re to truly address the problem, we need to start using the right terminology and not hiding behind propriety (in certain situations). Doctors, researchers and individuals all need to arm themselves to take control of what some are now calling the “world health crisis”.
In this part 2 of 2, Sarah Jamieson joins us to discuss both high tech and low tech biofeedback tools as well as topics such as how to prepare your body for the unexpected, unconventional training tools, movement patterns for all ages, and how to incorporate HRV into your business model.
Movement is an essential ingredient for optimal health and performance. In this part 1 of 2, Sarah Jamieson joins us to discuss mobility and durability and break down how your movement patterns are formed, how they degrade with time/bad habits, and what you can do about it.
Jonathan Moore, a qualified Chiropractor from Sydney Australia, joins us to delve deeper into the brain and the neurological system. He explains how stress causes real, physical change within the brain and affects neuroplastic adaptation, and how these physical changes actually affect our tolerance of future stress, as well as affect our energy levels, our ability to perform critical thinking, motivation, the immune system, and more.
In this episode, guest Dr. Marco Altini joins us to share some of the nitty gritty of how Data Science plays a role in Heart Rate Variability analysis and other types of quantifiable research and self experimentation. We discuss data confidence, coefficient of variation, cross-sectional data vs. longitudinal HRV data, absolute vs. relative HRV, why to focus on RMSSD Time-Domain HRV over Frequency-Domain or Non-Linear, HRV during pregnancy, and much more.
In this episode, Alessandro Ferretti joins us to discuss blood glucose, ketones, ketogenic diets, and of course how it all relates to health, performance and Heart Rate Variability. We also cover some useful topics such as how to use HRV for food sensitivity testing, how to establish a personal glucose baseline and when best to measure blood glucose, and ideal ketone thresholds for exercise and training.
Training for a world championship or the Olympics? Not many people make it to that level, but Dr. Daniel Plews and Professor Paul Laursen join us to share what it’s like to train for world class competitions. We cover a lot including HRV patterns of various training phases, acute to chronic ratio relationship to injury, when to establish an HRV baseline in an endurance program, preparing for Kona Ironman World Championships and Olympics, diet choices, the risk of academia, and much more.
Andrew Flatt round 2: We discuss the role of HRV on a competition day, injury potential in relation to HRV, hydration, plasma volume, how to effectively implement HRV for sports and training, and when not to use HRV monitoring.
Andrew Flatt goes deep into the research and application of HRV monitoring for athletes and sports teams. Andrew works extensively with elite level athletes and is one of the emerging names in athlete monitoring research.