Participating in sports can help to reduce risk factors and improve symptoms of depression and anxiety. Indoor team athletics based sports were associated with lowering depression and anxiety.
Researchers study the link between imagery and how it impacts motor learning and sports performance.
Gender stereotypes and double standards, where young female athletes are not taken as seriously as or treated differently than their male counterparts, persist, even among parents.
Researchers investigate why some people believe in superstitions. They reveal that, for many, superstitions can reduce anxiety and create a positive mental attitude.
JHU researchers investigated the mindsets of Olympians. The brain activity of medal contenders reveals who will choke under pressure, and who will keep their cool.
Researchers report NBA players who are more skilled than their peers early in their careers remain more skilled as they age. Additionally, they have a slower decline in their performance after the peak of their careers.
A new study, which involved a small sample of former professional athletes, found no evidence of early onset dementia.
Young boys who play sports are less likely to develop depression, anxiety, and emotional distress later in childhood, researchers say. Additionally, boys who experience less emotional distress during middle childhood are more likely to be physically active during adolescence.