// Well Being

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

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 […]

Written by Hannah Farmer 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Charles Steward 3 minute read

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 […]

Written by Danielle Burns 3 minute read

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 […]

Written by Nicole Wiggins 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Catherine Robertson 2 minute read

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 […]

Written by Elyse Paulson 4 minute read