Tag Archives: mental-health

Children with disabilities and the role of exercise in their life

Through several articles in this blog, I have tried to support the importance of physical activity and exercise in our life. More specifically, in one of my previous articles I tried to show the enormous impact of electronic smart devices … Continue reading

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“Can I cope?” – Mental health in adolescent elite athletes

Sport is good for you. Not only for your physical condition, but also for your mental state. This is what we have been taught by our parents, physical education teachers, coaches and popular magazines. And it is indeed well documented … Continue reading

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Introduction to Sport Psychology. Lesson 2: This is only for professional athletes, right?

My last blog entry saw the start of the  ‘Introduction to Sport Psychology’ series of lessons, where I debunked the idea that Sport Psychology is only for a group of ‘crazy’ athletes and exercisers, who just need some extra help. … Continue reading

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Train your brain: a scientific approach and a philosophical question

Sport people know well that a part of sport and exercise psychology is focusing on people’s motivation to exercise more. By investing more time and effort in doing sports, we improve both our energy capacity (aerobic, anaerobic) and muscle mass. … Continue reading

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Smartphones slimmer and smarter than us

As you start reading this article, take a moment to think how many times have you checked your smartphone today. Add the time you played games, explored the web, checked posts on Facebook, twitter or another social network. Actually, even … Continue reading

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