// Exercise Psychology
Muscle Dysmorphia: Why do I look so small?
Muscle Dysmorphia, or Bigorexia as it is commonly known, is a body dysmorphic disorder which affects 1 in 10 male gym goers. The disorder […]
The Influence of Sleep on Performance
Sleep is an integral part of what makes humans function (Harris et al., 2015). It is a common need that, if neglected, has the […]
Striving to Perfection
The relationship between perfectionism and sporting excellence is often endorsed into many athletes; in order to be the best you must strive for perfection. […]
The Influence of Media Portrayal of Women on Female Participation in Sport & Exercise.
As the greatest show on earth – The Olympic Games – grips our attention once more, there is an increased focus on the way […]
Exercise Dependence: Symptom or Disorder?
The current UK guidelines suggest that adults should accumulate 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity across the week (National Institute for Health and […]
‘Exergaming’, the craze that never was.
In this day and age, technology is everywhere we go. We carry it with us on a day to day basis and are glued […]
Doping in sport: Meldonium
One of the most discussed topics in sport at present is the doping scandal and corruption that has taken place widespread across athletics, resulting […]
Maintaining Motivation for Exercise: New Year, New You?
Now 2016 is fully upon us, many of us will have noticed an increase in the amount of people in your local gym. A […]
Exercise Maintenance, Weight-loss and New Years Resolutions. From Failure to Success
So January comes around again and everybody sets out with fantastic aims of losing weight and improving their health after the Christmas excess. Gyms […]
Physical activity, Type 2 diabetes and the Transtheoretical Model of change.
There are around 2.7 million people diagnosed with diabetes in England, 90% of who have Type 2 diabetes (UK Health and Social Care Information […]
Bigorexia: The Internal Mirror
The term ‘muscle dysmorphia’ was coined in 1997 (Pope, Gruber, Choi, Olivardia, & Phillips, 1997) to describe this new form of disorder, commonly referred […]
Keeping up with the Ketones!
In achieving optimal body composition for either aesthetic and/or performance purposes, we often cut calories and more specifically alter quantities of particular food groups […]
Professional Pressure – Football and Mental Health
Football has been described as “more than just a game” (Jones, 1995). As a result, footballers are experiencing psychological distress despite achieving great sporting […]
Obesity and our Children
We are now looking at a situation in the Western world where obesity is becoming an epidemic. Reports suggest that over 35% of people […]
Marathon Des Sables – Sustaining Performance in Extreme Environments
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one […]
Music, Quotes and Exercise: Is it a ‘Fad’ or Fact?
Today we are living in a digital era, and the advancements being made in technology are continuing to grow at extortionate rates. Since the […]
Attentional focus in endurance running.
Defining attentional focus. Attentional focus in athletes can be split into two broad strategies, that of association and dissociation (Lind et al. 2009). A […]
Mental Toughness and Exercise
The topic of frequent physical activity and, more importantly, a sedentary lifestyle dominate the media on a near-daily basis. Although many people feel they […]
Exercise as treatment for anxiety and depression
1 in 4 of us will suffer with poor mental health at some point in our lives. Anxiety can affect around 16% of the […]