// Tag: Fitness

How to become a mentally strong athlete

Posted 4 years ago Julie Blackwood 3 minute read comments

“Get comfortable being uncomfortable” – Jillian Michaels Seek out challenging situations that push you to your limits more often. Spending more time attempting to […]


The psychology of fitness trackers

Posted 4 years ago BelievePerform 3 minute read comment

Google the words fitness trackers and you will see a number of different equipment pop up into your browser. You have options to choose […]


Self efficacy in sport and exercise: Determining effort, persistence and performance

Posted 5 years ago Sarah Griffiths 6 minute read comments

A complex process of self appraisals and self persuasion form the basis of judgements that individuals create with regards to whether they believe they […]


The effects of heat on sport performance

Posted 5 years ago Sarah Griffiths 3 minute read comments

Heat stress from the environment can be detrimental to sporting performance, challenging the limits of the human cardiovascular system, temperature regulation and altering body […]


The social net-workout

Posted 5 years ago Hannah Farmer 2 minute read comment

With over a billion Facebook users, more than 9,000 Tweets posted per second and an average of 55 million photos uploaded via Instagram everyday, […]


Why fitness resolutions fail

Posted 5 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Exercise and psychological well being

Posted 6 years ago BelievePerform 2 minute read comment

In this article we shall look at the effects that exercise has on psychological well/ill being.  In todays society 25% of people experience anxiety disorders […]


Addicted to exercise? When too much exercise might be harmful

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

There are many physical and psychological benefits of exercise, so it might seem paradoxical that there is also a risk that, at really high […]


Exercise Addiction in Sport

Posted 6 years ago BelievePerform 4 minute read comments

Throughout sport, exercise has been universally acknowledged as a healthy habit which can have many psychological and physical benefits for an individual (Szabo & […]


Exercise addiction

Posted 6 years ago Jack Marlow 2 minute read comments

Mêdraœ and Bidziñska (2004) found that recreational males, former athletes and people who participate in aerobic exercise or sports (e.g. running, swimming, cycling) regularly […]


Exercise No Good for Depression – What did this research really tell us?

Posted 6 years ago Helen O' Connor 2 minute read comments

Last year several newspapers reported the failure of a randomised controlled trial to identify any additional long-term benefit of ‘facilitated exercise’ over and above […]


How can gyms encourage new members to keep coming?

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

About 18 months ago a high court rulingdeemed lengthy gym membership contract tie-ins unfair. This may well have been one reason for the recent increase […]

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