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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 […]

Written by Keith Begley 3 minute read

Exercise and Dementia

Already, in the UK today, the scale of Dementia presents a worrying statistic – so much so that George McNamara, head of policy at […]

Written by Ben Walker 3 minute read

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 […]

Written by Diane Gorog 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Sarah Griffiths 2 minute read

The Psychological Effects of Injury

Injury is one of the most common threats that athletes encounter during the season. Athletes frequently take part in major competitions despite ‘having a […]

Written by Nollaig O' Sullivan 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Sarah Kelly 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by PRE PERFORM 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Aine Brislane 3 minute read

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 […]

Written by Tracy Donachie 3 minute read

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 […]

Written by Mitch Plemmons 4 minute read

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 […]

Written by Matt Furness 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Keith Begley 3 minute read

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 […]

Written by Katie Nichols 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by BelievePerform 2 minute read

Podcast 016: Dr Robert Morris Career Transitions in Sport

Rethinking Obesity

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 […]

Written by Nicole Wiggins 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Catherine Robertson 1 minute read

Social Influence and its effects on Exercise Addiction in Group Exercise

Social influence looks at how behaviour can be changed through pressures from others within a social context, once this pressure is understood it can […]

Written by PRE PERFORM 10 minute read

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 […]

Written by Sophie Williams 3 minute read

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 […]

Written by BelievePerform 3 minute read