Today I have the pleasure of introducing one of the most intelligent people I know: Adrienne Taren. Adrienne is an accomplished runner (perhaps track star would be more appropriate), cyclist and 70.3 distance triathlete. I would like to tell you more, but she can explain it better than I:
“What keeps you up at night? What gets you out of bed in the morning? For me, it's always been about the brain. It's the seat of pretty much everything, from how you make major life decisions to how you feel on a moment-to-moment basis. Your brain and your body are intricately connected, and that's where my passion comes in. I've spent my academic career studying how the human brain works within the field of health neuroscience, and as a scientist, trainer, and as a competitive endurance athlete. I'm interested in hacking the brain and nervous system to optimize human performance – whether it's in the gym, on the race course, or on the job. Countless factors come into play in the brain-body relationship – stress, sleep, exercise, nutrition, social relationships, and more – and we'll take a look at them one at a time. I'm here to break down what the science tells us (and doesn't tell us) into practical, doable changes we can make in our lives to be healthier and happier.”
Adrienne Taren is a certified cycling and group fitness instructor. Adrienne ran competitively in the 5k and 10k through college, and has since transitioned to long-course triathlon. She holds degrees in neuroscience and economics and is currently pursuing an MD and PhD through the University of Pittsburgh-Carnegie Mellon University Medical Scientist Training Program.