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Resilience: The magic ingredient for Olympians? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Resilience: The magic ingredient for Olympians?

Arguably, it has been a longer, and more challenging, road to Tokyo 2020 than any other Olympic Games in recent times. So how were the athletes and their support teams, able to pick up themselves up following the disappointment of the cancelled games last year and prepare for the rescheduled event? In this article, Dr Nichola Kentzer considers ...

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10 mins
How can you exercise safely in the heat? article icon

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How can you exercise safely in the heat?

A hot week lays ahead but do you have to abandon your keep-fit routines when the mercury gets so high? Not if you're careful, say Hannah Moir and Chris Howe.

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5 mins
Tokyo 2020 in 2021: Do the best things come to those who wait? article icon

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Tokyo 2020 in 2021: Do the best things come to those who wait?

The life of an Olympic or Paralympic athlete is characterised by highly planned and structured 4-year cycles designed to lead to peak performance in Olympic/Paralympic year, but what happens when that cycle unexpectedly stretches to 5 years and is threaded with uncertainty? 

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10 mins
Schizophrenia: Beyond science article icon

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Schizophrenia: Beyond science

Can communities help us to stop relying on advances in science alone to meet the needs of people diagnosed with schizophrenia? Dr Jonathan Leach explores...

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5 mins
What can we expect at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games? article icon

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What can we expect at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games?

Simon Rea previews the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, looking at the new sports featuring, plus who are Team GB's best chances of winning medals.

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10 mins
Olympics, Paralympics, Olympians and Paralympians article icon

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Olympics, Paralympics, Olympians and Paralympians

The Tokyo Olympics were a huge success for Team GB, who finished in fourth place - matching their medal haul from the London 2012 Olympics. You can dig deep into the Olympics and Paralympics with our range of free resources.

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5 mins
Olympics 2021: The story of how a small Shropshire town influenced the modern Olympic movement article icon

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Olympics 2021: The story of how a small Shropshire town influenced the modern Olympic movement

Whilst this year’s Olympic Games will almost certainly suffer from COVID-19 constraints, the event remains the largest sporting spectacle in the world. Over time the Games have evolved from their modest beginnings into something incomparably grand. In this article, Steph Doehler discusses how a rural English town has closer links than most to ...

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10 mins
What happens to you when you read? free course icon level 1: introductory icon

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What happens to you when you read?

Ever wondered about the psychology of literature or stories? Or how a certain narrative might change our attitude or perspective?

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3 hrs
Why use literature reviews in health and social care? free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

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Why use literature reviews in health and social care?

Why use literature reviews in health and social care? is a free course which introduces and explains how literature reviews can support evidence-based practice in health and social care. A literature review can offer a systematic way in which to sift through information to produce relevant existing knowledge and discern knowledge gaps. This...

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2 hrs
Improving the everyday lives of carers article icon

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Improving the everyday lives of carers

Many carers feel undervalued by society and that they are having to ‘go it alone’. The European Funded DISCOVER project, which included a team from the Open University led by Dr Verina Waights, have developed a website to support carers through helping them to use digital technologies and get online. 

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10 mins
Could you work in end of life care? activity icon

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Could you work in end of life care?

Have you ever wondered what it's like to work in end of life care as a health care professional supporting dying patients and their families? Working with people who are dying can be both rewarding and emotionally draining. 

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10 mins
Medal Quest: Can you guide a promising young athlete to championship success? activity icon

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Medal Quest: Can you guide a promising young athlete to championship success?

Can you help a talented child athlete make it all the way to the Olympic finals based on the choices you make for them at key stages in their development? Try our game and find out.

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15 mins