In this episode of #RESEARCHMONDAYS, Trang goes through the science to discuss sleep for recovery.
Sleep is arguably the most important aspect of recovery. It should be planned strategically since it takes up 1/3 of a person’s life and provides such vital contribution to mental and physical function and capacity. Yet, sleep deprivation is more prevalent in athletes than in the general population, and sleep is often under-prioritised as soon as training/work/family schedules start to stack up!
If you are an athlete who wants to make the most of your sleep for immediate and long-term benefits to health, cognitive and physical performance, then this #RESEARCHMONDAYS is for you!
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Trang is a Physiotherapist & Strength and Conditioning Coach for endurance athletes. She takes a holistic approach in her coaching and education to help athletes step up and achieve their greatest potential. Her vision is to help them become not only a high-achieving athlete, but also a high-achieving human.
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