Author

Tiina Hoffman

M.Sc., Exercise Physiologist & Master Trainer, Wellness Services

Tiina is an Exercise Physiologist who works at Firstbeat as a Wellness Specialist. Growing up as a skier, Tiina spent 4 years cross-country ski racing and later 4 year coaching at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. After moving back to Finland, she found her way to Firstbeat after several years in overtraining and heart rate variability field studies at the Research Institute for Olympic Sports and the University of Jyväskylä. To maintain a good balance in her own life, she enjoys the outdoors – kayaking, hiking, xc-skiing and escaping to her cabin in the woods.

Articles

# Stress Management

Reflection on My Dry January: Did It Make a Difference?

In Finland, 20-30% of adults take part in alcohol-free January. I decided to test this myself, collect some data and see how an alcohol-free month affects me. Would I notice some benefits, such as increased energy, better sleep, or even improved heart rate variability (HRV) during sleep?