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Not all stress is bad for your mental health – Here is how

Positive aspects of stress
Stress is almost always shown in a negative light, especially in today’s urban, fast-paced lifestyle. However, stress plays a major role in a positive as well as negative manner. Eustress: the lesser-known kind of stress that plays an important role in a person’s productivity and the mood is the positive kind of stress that is talked about very little. Stress...

“Chess associations should host mental health programmes” – Soumya Swaminathan

Soumya Swaminathan (Source- Soumya Swaminathan:Facebook)
The outbreak of COVID-19 across the world has brought several changes in the way of our life. Sports, overall have come to a standstill, with most big tournaments from the English Premier League, the Olympics, IPL has been either shelved or delayed. However, while these sports had to face the wrath of the pandemic, chess found its way to carry on through...

How mental health can be improved by staying at home

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Depression is an epidemic that has existed for many years across the world. Therapy and other forms of treatments for depression are slowly becoming more approachable as many famous personalities are opening up regarding it and trying to eradicate the stigma associated. Lockdown has taken a toll on people already suffering from mental health issues as well as those...

How yoga can improve your mental health during this lockdown period

Yoga is India’s gift to the world. Having origins from the motherland, it has been practised all over the world by millions of people and many celebrities advocating for it as a way of life. It involves a mental, physical and spiritual connection to oneself which explores the hidden gems behind everyday chaos. Yoga has always remained synonymous with meditation...

Mind Matters | How to take care of mental health during coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic is not only a physical challenge but a mental one too. With almost little to no movement, information overload, negativity hanging in the air mind can get bogged down. Here is how athletes can take care of their mental health during a pandemic.

Gaming isn’t easy, it hurts mental health: Monish Kumar

Monish ‘cyx’ Kumar, a 21-year-old gamer talks about his passion for esport gaming, what it takes to be an epsort gamer and how his parents supported him in his endeavours.

Mind Matters | Why is mental health a crucial ingredient for athletes’ success?

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What is sports psychology? Let’s decode the speedy growing field of developing mental toughness in the athletic realm. Have you ever seen a kid bungee jumping? If so, have you seen him with a harness on or off? Mental training in sport is somewhat like the harness that we have seen on the kids’ bungee jumping. How?...

The importance of mental health to pursue sporting success

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Aryaman Birla, Indian cricketer and son of business tycoon Kumar Mangalam Birla was in news last week due to his plan to take an indefinite break from cricket due to anxiety. Taking a break due to stress or anxiety is no uncommon news. Cricketers such as Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson and Will Pucovski took a break from cricket to...

Deepa Malik stresses on need for sportsmen to deal with mental health issues

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Khel Ratna awardee Deepa Malik has laid emphasis on the need for sportsmen to adapt to new changes and face challenges in their professional career, which will help them deal with mental issues that are a part of sports today. Talking about the obstacles that she faced in her journey to the silver...

Staying mentally healthy is the biggest challenge for athletes during COVID-19 pandemic

Mental health of athletes (Source: canterbury.ac.uk)
In May, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) conducted a survey, which revealed managing mental health and sports careers, as well as nutrition and diet, were the biggest challenges faced by athletes during the unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 4,000 athletes and entourage members from 135 countries and was taken into consideration for the survey. The results highlight that 50...