// Well Being
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 […]
Can psychological measures be used to predict injury?
It is accepted that throughout an athlete’s career they will encounter injury setbacks. But it does appear, at least anecdotally, that some athletes experience […]
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 […]
Disordered eating and sport
Public perceptions of an athlete are usually that they are fit, well-trained machines capable of accomplishing the impossible. When viewed either from a seat […]
The link between motivation and athlete burnout
Burnout is a maladaptive outcome of sport participation. Kids and talents driven too hard in their sports domain can potentially lead to burnout from […]