Recorded Webinar – Recorded on 30 Mar 2023

Helping Knowledge Workers Switch Off in an Always-On World – With Insights from HRV Data

Hosted by James Hewitt

Hosted by Tiina Hoffman

Tiina Hoffman

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When it comes to life’s challenges, there is a difference between being stressed and being stressed out. While some stress can be exciting and challenging, beyond a certain threshold, stress can lead to a deterioration in physiological and psychological systems and, subsequently, many of the health issues we see in modern life.

Many people find that excessive stress manifests as a sense that they can’t switch off and that it is difficult to recover fully from day to day, whilst 70% of people say that they struggle to get a sense of mental distance from work.   

In this Firstbeat webinar, our special guest James Hewitt discussed how to help knowledge workers master the skill of being able to ‘switch off’ and how to transform challenge and uncertainty into an opportunity for growth using HRV measurements.

Watch the recording and you will also learn:

  • How the principle that ‘we can’t overtrain, but we can under-recover’ applies to knowledge work
  • The associations between HRV and cognitive performance
  • How to approach knowledge work as a cognitive endurance activity


James Hewitt Human Performance Scientist

James Hewitt is a Human Performance Scientist and globally respected leader in well-being and sustainable high performance. He has extensive experience designing, deploying, and measuring the impact of cutting-edge workplace well-being programs in some of the world’s most demanding & top-performing organizations.

James is also an accomplished speaker having delivered over 1,000 hours of presentations & workshops in 30+ countries and an active academic researcher investigating the relationship between well-being and performance in the workplace.

Tiina Hoffman

Tiina Hoffman Master Trainer, Firstbeat

Tiina Hoffman is an Exercise Physiologist who works at Firstbeat as a Specialist and Master Trainer. She has over 20 years of experience in the health and wellness industry and research.

As a young adult, Tiina spent 4 years cross-country ski racing and then 4 year coaching at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Once back in 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.

Accurate physiological data allows you to understand your clients’ wellness status and identify potential health risks and make better coaching decisions. It helps you to deepen and lengthen your client relationships. Learn more about Firstbeat Life.

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