// Mental Health
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. […]
Mental health in elite sport: It’s tough to talk
In recent years there has been increasing acknowledgement of the problem of mental health in elite sport. Research shows that while sports people are […]
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 […]
Mental Toughness: Olympic Greatness
It doesn’t seem that long since the London 2012 Olympic Games were gracing our TV screens in the Summer that saw Great Britain achieve […]
Role of Sport Psychology in a Physical Therapy Setting
The medical field has recognized the importance of physical therapy in regards to injury recovery for many years. Specific exercise plans are carefully designed […]
Orthorexia: bridging the gap
Orthorexia is becoming increasingly well known across many individuals, within the media and by researchers. This relatively new identified eating disorder just may be […]
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 […]
ACT on the Gridiron: A New Approach to Sport Performance Enhancement in Football
Summer is winding down over here in the States. Temperatures are cooling down, and leaves will soon begin changing colors. Fall is approaching, which […]
What is a Panic Attack?
Given the high demands of life in our fast moving society, we are all vulnerable to experiencing feelings of both stress and anxiety. Feelings […]
Mental Health and Sport
‘I’ve grown up in my sport with the impression I was meant to be a superhero. You’re supposed to be able to handle things. You […]
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 […]
The effect of exercise on the stress response
Psychosocial stress is a natural response that occurs in the human body when a problem arises that an individual feels they may not be […]
Can you identify a perfectionist?
Have you ever been told that you are a perfectionist? Or have you ever felt that you a perfectionist? When everything needs to be […]
Athletic identity and career termination
Despite the various benefits associated with competing in elite level sport, playing the game that they love will always remain the primary concern for […]