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Is stress slowing down your running?

For a long time we’ve suspected that psychological status and mood affects athletic performance. It makes sense that if you’re stressed or down you’re less likely to be at your best. New research is emerging that suggests this connection may be clearer than we realised and that stress can impair both running performance and recovery… […]

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Mental health and running by Lesley Lewis

Today we have a great guest blog from one of my favourite runners! Lesley is a coach in running fitness and a big part of the local running community in Brighton. She's recently been made an England Athletics Mental Health Ambassador and has been working alongside the brilliant Suzy Hawker who's a leader in running […]

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Injury, illness and reviewing your goals – by Emlyn Maher

Emlyn is a runner from Clonlara, in East Clare, Ireland. His guest blog, Running Unplugged, proved very popular on the site so he’s returned to share his story of a challenging 2014. Follow him on Twitter via @Clonsports. It’s┬áthat time of the year that everyone reflects back on how the previous months went for them. […]

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Mental Health and Running – Chris’ story

Today we have a powerful story from psychologist and runner Chris Shields. He shares his experience of grief and bereavement and the role running played to help him… When I first set out to write this article, it was to be an academic, intelligent, yet warm witty and insightful piece about how I had triumphed […]

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Returning to Sport after injury – The Mind Matters – by Clare Ardern

Today we have a first for RunningPhysio – our first guest blog by a published researcher! Clare Ardern has very kindly agreed to share her thoughts on psychological factors in returning to sport after injury. Clare completed a systematic review on this topic which we discussed in our previous piece on return to sport. You […]

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Exercise and mental health – by Catherine McCanny

Catherine is a Sport Psychology Consultant with a BSc in Psychology and an MA in Sport and Exercise Psychology. She's very kindly agreed to write a piece for RunningPhysio on exercise and mental health. You can follow Catherine on Twitter via @KatieMcCanny and check out her Facebook page for more information on sports psychology… Firstly […]

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