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Jan 2, 2024

A limited series on sport science hosted by student athlete Sophie and featuring two experts: Dr. Christopher Labos, cardiologist and regular co-host of this podcast, and Nick Tiller, who holds a doctorate in exercise physiology. Together, they will answer Sophie’s questions while dispelling myths that athletes—and anybody getting into fitness—are likely to hear.

This is part 1 of 4. The topic: wearables. Should you be monitoring your heart rate variability, your sleep, and how many steps you walk in a day? Is all this information useful or is it just a distraction?

(0:58) Intro

(3:08) Vox pop

(5:24) Heart rate monitoring

(17:22) Body battery and proprietary algorithms

(22:30) Sleep and the limitations of the data

(27:35) Should we aim for 10,000 steps a day? 


Opening music: “Energetic Upbeat” by WinnieTheMoog

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End title music: “Fall of the Ocean Queen“ by Joseph Hackl.


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