Health tracking devices like the apple watch, fitbit and many others have become extremely popular over the last decade, but how accurate are they? Can they really determine our calorie intake or accurately tell us how we sleep, how hard we should train or what to eat? Dr. Andy Galpin, PhD and Professor in the Center for Sports Performance at CSU Fullerton discusses his research and thoughts on tracking devices. Andy also shares how we can best use these devices to achieve our health and performance goals. More importantly, Andy discusses how to reconnect with our own body and mind to optimize our training, nutrition and other areas of health. Ultimately, we need to find ways to integrate technology into our lives without eliminating intuition. Combing both is the key to optimizing human performance!

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Dr. Andy Galpin, PhD

Director of Education: Andy is a tenured Professor in the Center for Sport Performance at CSU Fullerton.  He attended the University of Memphis for the Masters degrees in Human Movement Sciences. Needing to know more about muscle, Andy spent 4 years studying the structure and function of human skeletal muscle at the single cell level, a feat which earned him a PhD in Human Bioenergetics in 2011. This also resulted in the friendship with frequent collaborator Dr. Jimmy Bagley and the ability to open up his own “Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Physiology Laboratory” at CSU Fullerton.  Dr. Andy Galpin is also the the co-author of the book Unplugged: Evolve from Technology to Upgrade Your Fitness, Performance, & Consciousness

Website: http://www.andygalpin.com/
Book: https://www.amazon.com/Unplugged-Technology-Upgrade-Performance-Consciousness/dp/1628602619/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drandygalpin/

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