// Tag: Exercise Psychology

Mental Toughness: Olympic Greatness

Posted 3 years ago Sarah Griffiths 3 minute read comment

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 […]


Exercise Maintenance, Weight-loss and New Years Resolutions. From Failure to Success

Posted 4 years ago Keith Begley 3 minute read comment

So January comes around again and everybody sets out with fantastic aims of losing weight and improving their health after the Christmas excess. Gyms […]


What fuels an ultra-marathoner?

Posted 5 years ago Juliette Norman 2 minute read comments

Participation in running events of extreme lengths, known as ultra-marathons, has become increasingly popular in the last 30 years.  Not unexpectedly, distances of up […]


Is it always better to exercise with other people?

Posted 5 years ago Richard Fryer 2 minute read comments

The internet is filled with great advice from well-meaning advocates of exercise and the consensus is clear – if you want to have the […]


Coaching Style: Fierce vs Friendly

Posted 5 years ago Ben Sheath 2 minute read comments

It has long been said in the media that different coaches have different styles of coaching. The question is, what does this really mean? […]


Psychopath to success

Posted 5 years ago Sarah Griffiths 3 minute read comments

If anyone is a fan of watching shows on TV such as ‘Psychopath Night’, then here is a short article for you to think […]


Born to be number one, or is second actually the best?

Posted 5 years ago Sarah Griffiths 2 minute read comment

There are many theories surrounding the development of personality. The Biological Approach to personality suggests that genetics are responsible, with a well researched link […]


Study skills: Making time for exercise might help your academic performance

Posted 6 years ago Helen O' Connor 3 minute read comments

Whether for exams or general school or university studies, it could be important to schedule time for exercise as well as for homework and […]


Exercise, brain health, and ageing

Posted 6 years ago Helen O' Connor 4 minute read comments

Although there might be a general relationship between our age and how efficient our brains are, what seems to matter more than our actual […]


Would you encourage your children into the world of competitive athletics?

Posted 6 years ago Sarah Griffiths 3 minute read comment

Not so long ago I was asked by a friend of mine, who is an athlete as well as me and has been for […]


Why fitness resolutions fail

Posted 6 years ago Dan Shaw 7 minute read comments

Sport and Exercise Psychology is often at the forefront of cutting edge elite sport, helping athletes create a personal tool box and skill set […]


Life after sport: Depression in the retired athlete

Posted 6 years ago Emma Vickers 4 minute read comments

It is often said that a sports star will die twice, the first time at retirement. For elite athletes who have dedicated their lives […]


Carrot or Stick? Message framing to motivate health behaviour change

Posted 6 years ago Helen O' Connor 3 minute read comments

Advertisers are experts on human motivation and decision-making, using psychology to get us to buy their products or use their services. Take a look […]


Why is it important to study Exercise Behaviour?

Posted 6 years ago BelievePerform 2 minute read comment

Approximately 60% of men, 70% of women, 30% of boys and 40% of girls do not meet recommended levels of physical activity. Physical inactivity is one […]


How does exercise impact well being?

Posted 6 years ago BelievePerform 2 minute read comments

To be healthy is not just about ridding yourself of disease but it is also about being in a state of complete physical, mental […]


How long until exercise becomes a habit?

Posted 6 years ago Helen O' Connor 3 minute read comment

I do a lot of work in health behaviour change in the NHS and one of the main goals for my clients is to […]


Exercise behaviour and stages of change

Posted 6 years ago Niyc Pidgeon 4 minute read comments

In the United Kingdom around 70% of the adult population fail to meet the guideline amounts for physical activity (Adams & White, 2005). The […]


How to benefit from music in sport and exercise

Posted 6 years ago Hannah Farmer 2 minute read comments

During the last two decades, advancements in technology have allowed music to grow into being an effective intervention to achieve a range of desirable […]


Goal setting in sport

Posted 6 years ago Chris Knight 3 minute read comments

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might not get there.” The words of baseball legend Yogi Berra might be carrying particular resonance […]


The benefits of running and exercise on mental health

Posted 6 years ago Catherine McCanny 2 minute read comments

Introduction Firstly I should state that I’m not a mental health expert. I have however studied sport and exercise psychology, therefore the effects that sport […]

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