sport and exercise

Mindset mastery in sports

Mindset mastery in sports is a crucial aspect of athletic performance that often goes unnoticed. In episode 123 of the Access to Inspiration podcast, host Sue interviewed Danielle McDonough, a former professional ice hockey player turned mindset coach, to delve into the importance of mindset in sports and how it can impact an athlete’s performance….

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Feeling Stressed? Step 3: Focus on Fitness

During Mental Health Awareness Month Kevin Chapman from the Physical Intelligence Institute, who was guest on episode 108 of the Access to Inspiration podcast, shares five steps to reduce stress. When we recover from physical exertion, acetylcholine, (para-sympathetic nervous system chemical) is released. The para-sympathetic nervous system enables us to recover quickly from emotional and…

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Feeling Stressed? Step 2: Manage Your Breath

During Mental Health Awareness Month, Kevin Chapman from the Physical Intelligence Institute, who was guest on episode 108 of the Access to Inspiration podcast, shares five steps to reduce stress. We breathe in and out 25,000 times a day in an orchestrated miracle of diaphragm, ribs, lungs and abdominal muscles without giving it a thought….

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Feeling Stressed? Step 1: Ground Yourself

During Mental Health Awareness Month, Kevin Chapman from the Physical Intelligence Institute who was guest on episode 108 of the Access to Inspiration podcast, shares five steps to reduce stress. Busy schedules packed with important commitments, critical decisions, an ongoing effort to try to achieve everything, all while being a super student, partner, parent, or…

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How To Live More Happily

Kevin Chapman from the Physical Intelligence Institute who was  on episode 108 of the Access to Inspiration podcast, explains how to use physical intelligence techniques to live and work more effectively. Many of us walk around feeling unhappy without realising that we can significantly influence how happy we feel. We have control of our happiness…

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Breaking barriers in sports

Breaking barriers in sports is a topic that has gained significant attention in recent years. It is a concept that highlights the importance of inclusivity, diversity, and equal opportunities in the sporting world. Aneela Rose, a powerlifter, is a prime example of someone who has broken through various barriers to excel in her chosen sport,…

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29. Barry Fudge: What it takes to win…..and keep on winning

Barry Fudge understands what it takes for elite athletes to win…and keep winning, and has spent a decade with a front-row seat to the training of the world’s best endurance runners. Barry talks to Sue Stockdale about what inspired him to work in elite sport, and the elements that enable the world’s best endurance runners to…

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27. Nontuthuko Mgabhi: Running 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents

Sue Stockdale talks to Nontuthuko Mgabhi, General Manager Human Resources at Richards Bay Coal Terminal, South Africa, about the mindset, commitment and preparation it took to successfully run seven marathons in seven consecutive days, on seven continents in February 2020. Nontu became the first African female to complete this challenge, and in the process also…

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17. Virginie Goethals: How sport rehabilitates refugees in Hong Kong

Sue Stockdale talks to Virginie Goethals, co-founder of RUN, a non-government organisation in Hong Kong that focuses on trauma rehabilitation through sport and education. Virginie explains how her love of the outdoors and running long distances accidentally inspired her to help female refugees in Hong Kong who are victims of sexual violence; and help them…

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Preview of Series Three of Access to Inspiration podcast

Sue Stockdale reflects on the impact that the podcasts have had on listeners to date, and also previews Series Three of Access to Inspiration which will feature conversations with guests from Germany, Greenland and Hong Kong.  The upcoming series includes: Sarah Lang – Transforming the infrastructure sector in New Zealand Virginie Goethais– How sport rehabilitates…

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