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Body image and eating disorders among adolescents 3

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Prevention Strategies In this our final article in the series we look at prevention strategies and some educational messages. Prevention is better than cure and strategies to prevent disordered eating should be implemented early to avoid body image dissatisfaction. It is more difficult to change unhealthy eating behaviour and disturbed body image attitudes once established. […]

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25 Practical Tips for Parents to Guide their Children’s Sporting Endeavours

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As society has transformed over the past 30 years there have been significant paradigm shifts in physical activity and sport. On the one hand changing childhood behaviour patterns has resulted in decreasing physical activity levels whilst at the other end of the spectrum the increasing professionalism of sport has exacerbated the pressure placed on young […]

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How Can I Help My Child Develop Mental Toughness?

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Young developing athletes are particularly prone to becoming casualties of the performance roller-coaster of competitive sport. They give up because they can’t handle playing well one day and poorly the next; or training hard and then not performing well on race day; rarely performing to potential when it counts; or falling victim to self-doubt, anger […]

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Life skills automatically result from mere participation. True or false?

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“The moral value of exercises and sports far outweigh the physical value” was attributed to the philosopher Plato.    Sport has been seen to contribute to “moral value” and life skills for thousands of years and has become a key word in recent times.   But current research is questioning whether this happens automatically or is only […]

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