Sports 2012

Rebecca Adlington has revealed how psychological help played a big part in enabling her to cope with success.
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.
GB Paralympian and 2012 gold medal winner Danielle Brown and Olympic 1500 metre finalist Laura Weightman are two of the top sportspeople to take part in a guest panel session at our joint North East/North West Branch one-day conference, 16 November, at the Ethiad stadium in Manchester.
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.
Football can be used to educate and inspire young people in the UK.
Sports journalists may show more bias on social media sites than they do in their newspaper reports.
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.
People may be able to run more efficiently and for longer by listening to the right music, it has been suggested.
The celebrated golfer Bobby Jones once said: “Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course – the distance between your ears.” 
Which neural processes underlie expert sport performance? How do our brains evolve with training? Since the 1990s – known as the decade of the brain – brain imaging (e.g.
Somerset County Cricket Club have enlisted the help of a sports psychologist in a bid to end its losing streak in finals.
A new video produced with the help of a public engagement grant from the Society is helping the public understand the classification rules for athletes with intellectual disabilities taking part in the London 2012 Paralympics.
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