Environmental influences on elite sport athletes' well being: From gold, silver, and bronze to blue green and gold
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AuthorsDonnelly, Aoife A
MacIntyre, Tadhg E
Harrison, Andrew J
Igou, Eric R
Lane, Andrew M
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AbstractThis paper considers the environmental impact on well-being and performance in elite athletes during Olympic competition. The benefits of exercising in natural environments are recognized, but less is known about the effects on performance and health in elite athletes. Although some Olympic events take place in natural environments, the majority occur in the host city, usually a large densely populated area where low exposure to natural environments is compounded by exposure to high levels of air, water, and noise pollution in the ambient environment. By combining methods and expertise from diverse but inter-related disciplines including environmental psychology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, environmental science, and epidemiology, a transdisciplinary approach will facilitate a greater understanding of the effects of the environment on Olympic athletes.
CitationEnvironmental Influences on Elite Sport Athletes Well Being: From Gold, Silver, and Bronze to Blue Green and Gold. 2016, 7:1167 Front Psychol
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
SponsorsThis submission was funded in part by an Irish Research Council New Foundations Awards in 2015 to the project entitled: GO GREEN EX: Going Outdoors: Gathering Research Evidence on ENvironment and Exercise in collaboration with Mental Health Ireland. Open access cost is funded by a PESS research start-up award to TM.
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