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Alexander the Great

[Na] Leader of the Macedonians. Born in 356 bc, Alexander was tutored in his early years by Aristotle before succeeding his father Philip as king of Macedonia and the mainland of ...

Relaxation and Recovery in Sport and Performance

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Maximilian Pelka and Michael Kellmann

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology

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2019

... Sluiter, J. K. , Frings-Dresen, M. H. , van der Beek, A. J. , & Meijman, T. F. (2001). The relation between work-induced neuroendocrine reactivity and recovery, subjective need for recovery, and health status. Journal of Psychosomatic Research , 50 , 29–37. Small, E. (2002). Chronic musculoskeletal pain in young athletes. Pediatric Clinics of North America , 49 , 655–662. Sutherland, A. G. , Alexander, D. A. , & Hutchison, J. D. (2006). The mind does matter: Psychological and physical recovery after musculoskeletal trauma. Journal of...

Exercise and Mental Health Benefits

Exercise and Mental Health Benefits   Reference library

Aaron L. Slusher and Edmund O. Acevedo

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology

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2019

...relied upon their ability to traverse great distances for nourishment, and in the face of persistent threats, utilized the evolutionarily conserved fight or flight response for survival. However, as modern humans have evolved higher cognitive abilities, coupled with the relatively modern emergence of sedentary lifestyles, the everyday need for physical activity (PA) has shifted from a means of daily survival to a practice necessary for the long-term maintenance of both physical and mental health. As a result, the challenges of routinely incorporating PA in...

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