Category Archives: Sport

20 Important Life Lessons I Learned From Running

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I like to believe that my running “career” has made me a better person. Until now, I have run five marathons (42,2 k), completed a half Ironman, and I have run so many half-marathons that I no longer count the numbers. I have run on a regular basis, typically longer distances, since I was a 15-year old boy. Continue reading

Why Positive Self-Talk is Essential in Sports

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Positive self-talk helps athletes overcome hard times and increase their performance.

Self-talk, or internal dialogue, is when people talk to themselves in either a positive or negative manner, e.g. “I can do it” or “I can’t do it”. Evidence shows that positive self-talk has a moderate positive effect on sport task performance Continue reading

What Types of People Do Extreme Sports?

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Kupciw & MacGregor (2012) define high-risk sports as activities that imply a possibility of injury or death, and in order to minimize the risks associated with the sport, specialized equipment is often needed. Continue reading