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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 […]
The Problem with Talent
I dislike how we use the word ‘talent’. A quick google of the word ‘talent’ provides the following definition: natural aptitude or skill. Despite […]
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 […]
What is happiness?
The beauty with happiness is that it means different things for different people. For some people happiness is about living life to its full […]
Four decades after the beginning of the global obesity epidemic, awareness of the threat of obesity to the population’s health and well-being can be […]
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 […]
Psychological Responses to Sporting Injury
What is sporting injury? Injury is a common issue facing all sport performers (Ristolainen et al. 2012). Sporting injury can be defined as “loss […]
The psychology of fitness trackers
Google the words fitness trackers and you will see a number of different equipment pop up into your browser. You have options to choose […]
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 […]
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 […]
Ironman triathletes; Personification of self-actualization
Ironman triathletes; Personification of self-actualization The article presents self-actualization (the process of self-fulfillment and reaching one’s ultimate potential) in relation to the unique group […]