How Gratitude Improves Athletic Performance

How Gratitude Improves Athletic Performance

Did you know that practicing gratitude can improve athletic performance? Research confirms what the world’s elite sports stars already know - that being kinder to yourself, and to others, and being grateful, is good for your mental health. 

Why is it important that student-athletes should cultivate an attitude of gratitude? Here I share the main reasons.

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Tips to Being a Winning Sports Parent

Tips to Being a Winning Sports Parent

Being part of a team is a big part of why people, especially kids, participate in sports. It means having a good attitude even when someone messes up and hoping that others will do the same for you when you mess up. In sports, everyone-parents, athletes, coaches-has a different role to play. Follow these tips to fulfill the role of a winning sports parent.

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Student Athletes Taking It to the Next Level

Student Athletes Taking It to the Next Level

Be ready to train like a champion, using both your mind and your body if you want to take it to the next level. I’m sure you’re thinking, ‘can my mind make me a better athlete?’ Of course, it can. Don't leave this all-important mental side of your performance to chance.

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A Sporting Life: Should serious student athletes focus on one sport—or go out for more?

A Sporting Life: Should serious student athletes focus on one sport—or go out for more?

Playing multiple sports versus specializing in a single sport is currently a hot topic among high school athletics. The trend, experts say, is driven by the coveted college scholarship. Interestingly, though, college coaches say they prefer recruiting student-athletes who play more than one sport. Read more about the pros and cons of specialization vs. diversification.

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The Ideal Round: Tips for Getting Into the Swing That Golfer's Can Use

The Ideal Round: Tips for Getting Into the Swing That Golfer's Can Use

Here are a series of suggestions to consider prior to setting foot on the course, tips to use during the round, and a powerful debrief that will lead to your next ideal day on the links. Read on to see Kathy Feinstein's expert advice.

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Mind Over Milkshakes: Mindsets, Not Just Nutrients, Determine Ghrelin Response

Mind Over Milkshakes: Mindsets, Not Just Nutrients, Determine Ghrelin Response

Physiological satiation as measured by the gut peptide ghrelin may vary depending on your mindset as you consume food. Does believing what you're eating is “indulgent” or “sensible” make a difference? Read the research here.

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