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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

P V Sindhu
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

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...

Award winning lifestyle coach Luke Coutinho explains four pillars of living healthy life

Luke Coutinho
Award winning nutritionist, specialising in the field of integrative and lifestyle medicine, Luke Coutinho on Saturday, marked his presence at a LIVE session on the Facebook page of Sports Authority of India to discuss how a person's fitness is dependent on the lifestyle he/she maintains and how it can be improved. Mr. Coutinho's speech revolved around his holistic mantra of...

Things might hurt players financially and mentally: Prannoy

The emotional and financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is weighing on Indian shuttler HS Prannoy's mind and he believes that the already "bleak" scenario would only get worse if things don't take a turn for the better in one and a half month's time. The coronavirus outbreak, which has killed over 40,000 globally, has put countries in lockdown...

How can athletes stay fit and eat healthy during coronavirus pandemic

With the deadly coronavirus sweeping across continents and affecting many millions, health authorities, experts, researchers around the world are racing to invent ways to contain the further spread of the virus. Considering the unique history of the coronavirus, it is still believed that our food choices may hold critical importance, as the world population increases to record levels in...

Lifestyle coach Luke Coutinho shares holistic approach on how to stay healthy

Luke Coutinho
India's one of the most renowned nutritionists and health coaches, Luke Coutinho reveals that a person's fitness is based upon four pillars of lifestyle, which has to work in tandem for maintaining the perfect balance. In an exclusive interview with The Bridge, Coutinho said, "It’s about growing a little in each of the four pillars of lifestyle day by...

Mind Matters|What is Mental Toughness? What can athletes do on a regular basis to develop and maintain it?

As a sport psychologist it isn’t unusual to come across a common myth that sport psychology services are for elite athletes only and thus, must make a hole in your pocket. As a practitioner, my goal is to reach to the grassroot level as much as possible because mental toughness is a skill that can be developed right from the beginning....