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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
‘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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]