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THE TRAGIC OPPOSITE SIDE OF SUSTAINABLE HIGH PERFORMANCE

Jogi Rippel

Recently, after the suicides of a prominent global CEO and CFO, many of our clients have reached out to us in concern. Their concern ranges from the lessons that can be learned, to their fear that the feelings of depression and helplessness are more prevalent than even reported. Often they share personal stories of colleagues they have known who have rusted out, burned out, and sadly some who have even made the final tragic choice of suicide. 

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A WISE VIEW ON NUTRITION

Patti Milligan

One of our funnest things at Tignum is trying to stay cutting edge. This means looking at the latest research, finding new applications to existing concepts, and of course looking at problematic situations in different ways and coming up with unique questions that lead to novel solutions.  Interesting enough, the answers to many nutritional questions, like “Why do we choose the foods we do?” may be better answered by looking back in time. Speaking to some of my colleagues who specialize in Culinary Anthropology, we came up with some interesting insights.

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SLEEP – A CRITICAL LINK IN THE HIGH PERFORMANCE CHAIN

Patti Milligan

Have you ever noticed that the more tired you are, the more you crave foods high in sugar? It’s as if, as your focus wanes, all you can focus on is food. Sleep deprivation is a major performance issue for many of our clients. Recently, a study reported that people who get less than seven hours of sleep per night ate 29% more calories (an average increase of 500 more calories) the following day. 

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Preparing for a High Performance Vacation

Patti Milligan

At Tignum we are always talking about preparation for key events. At this time of year there could be no bigger event than your summer vacation. Unfortunately, for too many executives, vacation is a time to get sick, be exhausted, be disengaged, or worse yet, still be mentally at the office. We put together this short video to share some simple Mindset, Nutrition, Movement, and Recovery things you can do to maximize your vacation. After all, high performance isn’t just something you want to leave at the office.

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HIGH PERFORMANCE SNACK – 3-STEP RECIPE

Patti Milligan

I love to experiment with snack recipes that combine unique flavor profiles and creative pairings of ingredients. Truly one of my favorites, this particular snack is now requested often as a strategic snack for meetings.  Even if your time in the kitchen is limited, this can be prepared quickly  (great recovery break - takes 5 min. prep, 20 min. in oven).  I listed the nutritional highlights of the ingredients to share how it aligns wonderfully with what YOU need in your high performance nutrition.

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