11 episodes

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.

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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.

    Exploring sport and exercise psychology: Friends talking

    Exploring sport and exercise psychology: Friends talking

    In this audio three friends share their experiences of how psychology impacts on their sport and exercise participation.

    • 13 min
    Keeping motivated to make a real change

    Keeping motivated to make a real change

    This audio examines what it takes to stick to a programme of regular physical activity.

    • 5 min
    Exploring a model of behaviour change

    Exploring a model of behaviour change

    In this audio exercise psychologists Professor Adrian Taylor and Dr Gaynor Parfitt explain how the transtheoretical model has been applied to the process of taking up exercise.

    • 5 min
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    Adherence: Getting people active and sticking to it

    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.

    • 15 min
    Transcript -- Adherence: Getting people active and sticking to it

    Transcript -- 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.

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    Trainers’ experiences: improving adherence

    Trainers’ experiences: improving adherence

    In this video two fitness trainers share their experiences of how exercise adherence can be improved.

    • 8 min

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