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Sport and exercise psychology: Track 3

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Psychological factors can play a significant role in sport and exercise. In sport, psychological preparation could mean the difference between winning and losing, whilst in exercise psychological factors could dictate whether or not we decide to even start an exercise programme. What are the links between exercise and mental health and what does it really take to stick to a programme of regular physical activity?

This material forms part of The Open University module E233 Sport and exercise psychology: a case study approach.

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

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Track 3: An exercise route to mental health

This video tells the inspiring story of four people who participated in an exercise and lifestyle programme aimed at improving mental health and psychological well-being.


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Adherence: Getting people active and sticking to it    This video examines the challenges of adhering to an exercise programme, focussing on the experiences of clients and trainers at a health club. Play now Adherence: Getting people active and sticking to it
2 Trainers’ experiences: improving adherence    In this video two fitness trainers share their experiences of how exercise adherence can be improved. Play now Trainers’ experiences: improving adherence
3 An exercise route to mental health    This video tells the inspiring story of four people who participated in an exercise and lifestyle programme aimed at improving mental health and psychological well-being. Play now An exercise route to mental health

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