Applying Sports Psychology to Your Daily Life

Applying Sports Psychology to Your Daily Life

Sports psychology involves the study of how your general thoughts and behaviour can affect your athletic performance, and how the latter affects the former. It is able to help athletes not only improve their performance, but increase their motivation as well.

Not only that: it utilises training and sports ideas to assist individuals in enhancing their lives and their overall well-being, as well. Here are some ways in which you can apply this mentality to your everyday life and reap the rewards! Continue reading

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The Ultimate Smartwatch Buying Guide 2018

The Ultimate Smartwatch Buying Guide 2018

The smartwatch is the ultimate smartphone accessory – not only can it tell the time, but it can also receive important notifications and run native apps. The most high-tech of the many options to choose from even allows the user to search the internet using their voice, track exercise using GPS, make and receive phone calls, and send messages. However, trouble may arise when trying to decide on the best option as there are just so many to choose from. As such, we’ve consulted the top tech experts to provide a comprehensive guide to the best 3 options available right now. Continue reading

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Healthy Eating for Vegetarian Athletes

Healthy Eating for Vegetarian Athletes

Being an athlete and a vegetarian means a bit more planning in order to get the right amount of protein that is needed for muscle building and training.  Vegetarians also need to ensure that they eat correctly to maintain their levels of iron, zinc and vitamin B12.

In order to get enough protein, vegetarian athletes can include things like low fat dairy foods and protein rich foods like soya in their eating plan.  Sources of protein may include milk, tofu, yogurt, cheese and peanut butter.  Protein is important and is a building block in the body, and not having enough protein can hinder recovery after injuries for example. Athletes need to power their body sufficiently as they are not just sitting around enjoying the online pokies NZ has to offer all day, they are putting their body to the test, on an on going basis. Continue reading

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The Benefits of Low Impact Exercises

The Benefits of Low Impact Exercises

While regular exercise is imperative to a healthy lifestyle, heavy-duty physical activity may have a negative impact on your joints. If you have an existing injury or suffer from joint discomfort, the pressure from high impact exercise can have an adverse effect and may aggravate symptoms. Even though low impact exercises place less stress on your joints, they’re still incredibly effective and form a great part of an active lifestyle.  Continue reading

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Benefits of Swimming for Sports Performance

How Swimming Aids Fitness Performance

An adult should be doing between 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity every week.  Swimming is a great way to exercise the whole body and particularly the cardiovascular system.  Swimming also does not have the negative impact on the body that running for example does. Continue reading

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