In this episode, we talk about the upside of downtime. Despite our best intentions to live balanced lives, the modern world demands that we are almost always connected and productive. It feels counterintuitive to take time out when your to-do list is a mile long.
Much like sleep but very different to sleep, rest has positive outcomes for our physical, mental, and emotional health. Most rest techniques, which take no longer than 20 minutes, can help you achieve calm in the middle of the storm or revive you when exhausted – while improving productivity.
We’ll discuss what rest actually is, how different it is to sleep and inactivity, and how we can maximise our daily emotional and physical rest. Joining us in our journey through rest and recovery is Dr Colin Robertson. Colin has been involved in human performance and sports science his entire professional career.
Besides working with professional athletes, Colin has been a key player in advancing the research in chronobiology, looking at the impact of sleep and recovery on human performance.