Sports and exercise

Supportive regular text messages can help people who have just started exercising to stay motivated.
Sport and exercise psychologists will meet to discuss the latest research and promote key issues at the British Psychological Society’s Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology annual conference at The Midland in Manchester over the next two days (16 to 17 December).
People who exercise while they are young may be less likely to experience depression in later life than their peers who are not as active, according to a new research revie
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There is always intense rivalry when the England and Australia cricket teams play each other in the Ashes, but one expert has warned that this could be bubbling over into something far more serious and damaging.
New figures from the Football Association (FA) have shown the extent to which misconduct has become a problem even at the sport's youth level.
The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) and the British Psychological Society's Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology (DSEP) have announced a new partnership designed to boost the provision of ps
Former world champion David Haye is likely to have to retire from boxing after sustaining serious damage to his shoulder, it emerged this week.
Explore leading-edge research of positive psychology to the application of strengths and resilience-based approaches in sporting contexts.
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A sports psychologists forum held in Bolton has focused on research and best practice in the discipline.
The amount of exercise a person does may increase when there are financial incentives involved.
Is there anyone lonelier than the dismissed batsman walking back to the pavilion? What does he or she say to themselves to ease the disappointment?
Athletes may be attentive, put in more effort and be persistent in their actions should they hear positive information about the reputation of their coach.
Young, physically active men may be at risk of developing an Adonis Complex because of an obsession with matching society’s idea of the perfect body. That is the conclusion of research presented today, at the Annual Conference of our Division of Health Psychology in Brighton, by Mike Eynon from the University of the West of Scotland.
Gay footballers can now expect to receive more support from young players compared with ten years ago.
St Andrews Links Golf Academy has welcomed its first-ever resident sports psychologist in Dr Paul McCarthy.
A pupil's cognitive performance may be improved if they walk to school rather than be driven in.
Sports fans who are disappointed with their team's performance or result are turning to fatty foods, possibly to make themselves feel better.
A person who exercises regularly as a young person may be at a reduced risk of suicidal behaviour when they get older.
The use of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) could lead to a person suffering from poor mental health when they are older.
Working with a psychologist has helped Alastair Cook to better understand the mental side of cricket. The England captain has revealed that working with Chartered Psychologist Mark Bawden had enabled him to look at his performances in a different way.
You feel fantastic when your favourite football team or tennis player has a great result.  It’s as though you have triumphed personally. You wear your club’s shirt throughout the weekend, read all the newspaper and internet match reports, watch Match of the Day and initiate conversations about the game with both fellow and rival fans.
Athletes will strive harder and for longer when they are motivated by the enjoyment of a goal, new research has suggested.
Elite athletes have revealed some of the motivations behind decisions to cheat through drug-taking.
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