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Supporting female performance in sport and fitness
Supporting female performance in sport and fitness

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This free course was written by Simon Rea and Dr Jessica Pinchbeck from The Open University and Dr Emma Ross from The Well HQ [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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Introduction figures: NurPhoto / Contributor; Getty Images; Patrick Smith / Staff; Getty Images

Figure 1: Elen Bushe;

Section 3 figure: MattLphotography;

Section 4 figure: Ekaterina Vidyasova;

Section 5 figure: Julian Finney - The FA / Contributor; Getty Images

Figure 2: taken from: Assets/ Women/ 620/ Sports+Bra+Infographic.jpg

Figure 3: The Well HQ, 2021,

Section 8 figures: Motortion Films;; taken from:


Activity 2: The Truth About: Getting Fit at Home: © BBC

Activity 3: Bounce: The Story of the Sports Bra: © BBC Radio 5 Live

Activity 4: The Truth About: Getting Fit at Home © BBC

Activity 5: Bounce: The Story of the Sports Bra, © BBC Radio 5 Live

Activity 6: Bounce: The Story of the Sports Bra; © BBC Radio 5 Live

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