Christie Aschwanden on the Resilient Performance Podcast

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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,, Smithsonian and O, the Oprah Magazine. A lifetime athlete, Christie has raced in Europe and North America on the Team Rossignol Nordic ski racing squad.

Topics Covered:

  1. How do we define and measure “recovery”
  2. Does “optimal” exist and should we be seeking to attain it
  3. Recovery and fragility
  4. The conflation of science and marketing
  5. Biomarkers and metrics as reflective indicators of performance
  6. Wearable tech- strategizing what to measure
  7. Ethically harnessing the placebo effect
  8. Usain Bolt’s nutrition during the Beijing Olympics
  9. Actionable recovery practices

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