Gym memberships spike as people make their New Year's resolutions – but very few people will actually use them past February.
Running has become a way for people to show how productive they are, using their achievements to build personal brands and to compete with others for status.
A young athlete's support network is key to their development and performance, according to sports psychologists.
Conspiracy theories help sports fans make sense of unexpected events – like when a whole rugby team becomes sick before a world cup final, or the retirement of Michael Jordan from basketball.
Preparation. Focus. Positivity. Think like an athlete to win a Christmas medal.
Heavy hip-hop or heart-plucking instrumental strings? Every player has their favourites, but they all play their part in match preparation.
New research suggests that a football team's rendition of its national anthem says a lot about its level of togetherness.
What harm could a simple Tweet possibly have on the performance of an Olympian? More than you might think. Social media can be a distraction that impacts the performance of some athletes.
For any athlete to deliver a gold medal performance, mental toughness is an essential ingredient. But what exactly is mental toughness — and how does an athlete develop it?
Flirting with danger with each trick, freeskiers and snowboarders must learn to manage the emotions of such a daredevil sport.
Tennis is as much a mental battle as a physical one.
Humans have three basic needs that drive motivation - without them our performance is likely to suffer.
Amanda Beard, Ian Thorpe, Allison Schmidt, McKayla Maroney – many athletes have dealt with depression after the Olympic Games.
Did you know Scotland were going to lose, or was it just hindsight bias?
Research shows that family has an important role in getting children to play sport and nowhere is this better demonstrated than in the Rugby World Cup.
One day in 1995, one man jumped farther than anyone else, before or since. How did he do it?
The science behind England's incredible word cup bounce-back.
Parents want to simultaneously support and push their kids. But when it comes to sports, this mentality can backfire in subtle ways.
Wingsuit flying might be dangerous but that doesn't mean all base jumpers are hedonists with a death wish.
As Olympic cyclist Sarah Storey faces the greatest challenge of her career, she can draw on recent findings that the mental state for coping with extreme fatigue is more achievable than we thought.