What a great read!! Whether an athlete is a footballer (soccer player), a gymnast, or a baseball player, he/she is just as susceptible to mental health problems as anyone else. The author of this article, though talking primarily about football (soccer), writes truthfully and directly about the stigma of Mental Health issues and the importance of understanding and awareness!! Give it a read!!
It is not surprising that research supports an increase in activity for a healthy body. However, in this article by CNN, the author reviews research suggesting that simply standing can improve one’s overall health and well being. We need to be more active, and it begins with getting up.
Read the article here: http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/06/health/how-to-move-more/
WebMD has a lot of great resources covering various topics associated with ADHD. Here is one on the importance of exercise.
Read the article here: http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/childhood-adhd/exercise-for-children-with-adhd_
Here are some great reasons to go out and get some exercise today!
If you have read much of this blog, you know that I am a huge proponent for sports and athletics in general. I love world sports and the competitive nature of things like the Olympics and the World Cup. I believe that these events inspire youth to be more active and to strive to be good athletes and great people. This article talks a little about the increase in girls’ participation in sports following the Women’s World Cup.
Read the full article here: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/sportsdoc/The-impact-of-USA-Womens-World-Cup-victory-on-girls.html
We have all heard of choking under pressure. This blog post from the NY Times reviews a recent study where researchers looked at this common phenomenon. So, what type of person are you? Do you play to win or do you play not to lose?
As many of you golfers out there know, there is a lot more psychology to golf than many other sports. Should I take the drop or play it where it lies? Should I try to go over or around that big oak tree? In this NY Times article, the author talks about conceding the two foot putt. Gold is such a psychological game!
I have several beliefs that some may find odd. The first is a quote from the movie Grand Canyon, “All of life’s riddles are answered in the movies.” We can learn so much from movies, and the arts in general.
The second is that sport reflects life. The story presented in this article epitomizes the latter. A blind high school senior achieved third place in her state’s pole vaulting tournament! If that is not an indication that if you push yourself you can overcome most any obstacle (including one that is 11 and a half feet in the air), I don’t know what is!
Great article reporting more benefits of Omega 3 as it relates to mood stabilization! We all should be taking supplements, especially since we no longer eat the way we did in the past.
Read the article here: http://www.futurity.org/omega-3-depression-910072/ via @FuturityNews