Sports and exercise

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.
Multitasking could serve to improve the judgements people make, new research has suggested.
On Saturday the British and Irish Lions won their first rugby union test against Australia. Preparing an elite team for such an eagerly awaited event always poses psychological challenges. Those challenges are multiplied when that team has to be put together from players from four nations who are more used to thinking of each other as rivals than teammates.
A child's exercise and eating habits are heavily influenced by their home environment, new research has foun
In sport, the next time you're faced with a high-pressure situation, try squeezing your left fist tight for 30 seconds.
People can often be too confident when it comes to what they know, while also underestimating what they do not understand.
Pedometers could be used to help encourage people to be more active, new research has suggested.
The Olympic gold medallist Greg Searle is taking part in one of the sessions we are sponsoring at the Cheltenham Science Festival today. Searle, who won the coxed pairs at Barcelona 1992 with his brother Jonny and cox Garry Herbert and a bronze at London 2012, is taking part in a session on “The mind of an Olympic champion”.
Having a healthy lifestyle could help to reduce the likelihood of a person experiencing memory problems later in life, new research has indicated.
Taking part in team sports could help to reduce the likelihood of boys being the victim of bullying.
New research published in the Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, concludes that the term ‘panic’ should not be used to describe behaviour in emergencies.
Sports competitors may be more likely to choose a red kit due to their high testosterone levels, new research ha
Care home residents suffering from depression are not finding physical exercise to be an adequate means of addressing their symptoms, according to a new study.
Using touchscreen technology to help people living with dementia and the latest developments in sport psychology will both be discussed in sessions we are sponsoring at the The Times Cheltenham Science Festival next month.
The reputation of football coaches plays a big part in how players respond to them. That was the finding of research presented last month by Chartered Psychologist Dr Andrew Manley from Leeds Metropolitan University at our Annual Conference in Harrogate.
Violent behaviour among girls could be reduced through regular exercise, new research has suggested.
People who suffer from depression may not feel all of the benefits associated with physical activity.
People will eat less when they know how much exercise is required to burn off the calories they are consuming.
Playing sport on a regular basis is associated with an improved attention span, new
Football referees are able to cope with the pressures of their role thanks to a belief that they are better at the job than their colleagues, new research has suggested.
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has made a grant of £689,150 to the charity Chess in School and Communities to test the impact of teaching chess to primary school pupils.
Women in Britain are somewhat indifferent when it comes to their feelings about sport, new research
New research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council suggests that some girls do not feel comfortable when takin
The day before mixed martial artists compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championships, they pose with each other in a staged face-off.
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