Sports and exercise

Rebecca Adlington has revealed how psychological help played a big part in enabling her to cope with success.
Many people find exercise adherence difficult after the first few weeks because the fun of something new has worn off, and yet their programme has yet to deliver any tangible changes in terms of body shape and weight.
People with depression and anxiety in London could be set to benefit from exercise and keep-fit sessions thanks to the awarding of Olympic and Para
Whether or not their favoured team or individual wins, fans enjoy the drama and spectacle of sport.
Playing games just for the fun of it could prove beneficial for athletes, new research has found.
Physically fit children appear to be outscoring their less active classmates in academic work.
The mental health of young girls can be boosted by taking part in dance activities.
Exercising more than usual can result in an individual feeling more satisfied with life, new research has suggested.
Depression among sportspeople is gradually becoming less of a stigma as more men and women who play professional sport come forward and share their own battles with mental health problems.
People in middle age could make themselves smarter by taking part in more exercise.
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could perform better academically if they carry out more exercise.
Participants will have practical experience of a range of techniques used in psychophysiology: TMS, EEG, HRV, EMG, and Eye Movement.
The workshop will provide candidates with the opportunity to challenge professional awareness through reflective practice.
Football can be used to educate and inspire young people in the UK.
When Alice jumped lightly down into the Looking-glass room in Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking-Glass”, she entered a world in which many things mirrored the opposite of real life.
Sports journalists may show more bias on social media sites than they do in their newspaper reports.
Psychological support is available to all football referees who have difficulties coping with different aspects of the sport.
Sportspeople are likely to feel a little down after taking part in a major competition, it has been suggested.
UK Athletics (UKA) has announced the appointment of renowned sports psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters to the UKA Performance team.
People who play on games consoles like the Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox-Kinect are more likely to want to take more exercise, and just watching others play can encourage you to take exercise too.
Top footballers can become mentally focused with the help of sports psychologists, it has been suggested.
Self-confidence is one of the most important psychological aspects in an athlete’s arsenal at the Olympics. While some athletes will report extremely high levels of self-confidence, others may report self-doubts.
New findings discussed on our Research Digest suggest that "procedural learning" (practice at the kind of skill that you do, rather than tal
For all the joy that an athlete experiences in sport, there is undoubtedly stress that balances it out. One of the most important skills for succeeding in sport, especially at the highest levels, is to learn to manage the stress to the best of your ability.
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