Incorporating Optimal Performance

The World Health Organization defines health as a “…state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease…” (link for reference).  This definition emphasizes wellness as an integral component of health.  Further contemplating the concept of the absence of disease leads to the understanding that this can be accomplished either through prevention of disease, which has some overlap with promotion of wellness, or through treatment of disease.

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Peak Performance in Healthcare

Optimizing performance is beneficial for both patients and healthcare providers.  There are several components to maximizing human performance.  These include: mindset, sleep and recovery, nutrition, and accessing flow state.  Each of these can be trained and they all, to some degree, interact with and promote each other.  Enhancing our capabilities in these areas allows us to promote wellness, achieve our potential, recover from illness, and perform to the best of our ability in all areas of life.

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Introduction to Peak Performance

There have been numerous advances in medicine and healthcare over time.  What is the next frontier to develop in order to benefit both patients and providers?  How can both the patient and provider experience be improved?

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