Coping with emotions

Mental Fitness

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When you can manage your emotions, you can perform at your best By George Karseras, senior consultant at Sporting Bodymind, the UK’s first sports psychology consultancy At Sporting Bodymind we help our clients develop mental fitness. At the top level it is not your physical or technical expertise which separates you from the competition but... MORE

Anxiety and sport

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If you want to get rid of anxiety, go out and run for 10 hours Do some endurance athletes use their sport as a drug? If so, it can be very effective medication, according to recent Japanese research. At the Tokyo Medical College, scientists studied 27 Japanese male athletes (average age = 36) who completed... MORE

Mood states

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High-level college swimmers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the States were studied for a research project published in 1991 The swimmers were assessed for psychological status over a four-year period, the measure being taken throughout the training and competitive seasons. The training programme followed was fairly standard and similar each year – 3000m per... MORE

Sports psychology: self-confidence in sport – make your ego...

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Self-confidence is not solely in the hands of fate, you are the person responsible for determining how confident you feel in a sporting encounter Article at a glance: Self-confidence in sport is defined; Six key elements contributing to self-confidence in sport are outlined; Practical exercises to boost self-confidence are given. When athletes feel confident, they... MORE

Eating behaviours in athletes: are you at risk of...

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Optimising eating patterns for maximum performance can increase the risk of eating disorders in vulnerable athletes. Dr Helen Lane and Professor Andy Lane examine how athletes and exercisers can gain confidence to exert healthy self-control around food Weight management and diet is an important issue for athletes and exercisers alike. Exercisers tend to be interested... MORE

Mountaineering: physiological and psychological training

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How climbers can prepare effectively for living and exercising at altitude Exercising at altitude produces a cascade of physiological and psychological responses. Andy Lane and Greg Whyte explain how climbers can prepare effectively for living and exercising at altitude Living and exercising at altitude has pronounced psychological and physiological effects. With less oxygen available for... MORE

State of mind: Are you mentally tough enough?

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  Athletes, coaches, commentators, and journalists often refer to the construct of mental toughness as an explanation of why certain people fail under immense pressures, whereas others seem to excel during sporting competition. Adam Nicholls shows you how you can behave and think like a mentally tough athlete. It’s widely accepted by coaches and athletes... MORE

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