Psychology & Psychiatry

How grunting influences perception in tennis

Exceeding noise levels of 100 decibels, the grunting sounds produced by some tennis players when hitting the ball are on a par with motorbikes or chainsaws. While fans react to these impressive exhalations with either annoyance ...

Health

Step into the new year with the right shoes

If the shoe fits, you're on the right track to achieving your resolution for a healthier 2019, according to a podiatrist at Baylor College of Medicine. He offers tips for picking the right shoe no matter what your physical ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Confidence can be a bad thing—here's why

Have you ever felt 100% confident in your ability to complete a task, and then failed miserably? After losing in the first round at Queen's Club for the first time since 2012, world number one tennis player, Andy Murray, ...

Health

Athletes can beat the heat, even during an Australian summer

Two of Australia's biggest international sporting events kicked off last week – the Australian Open in Melbourne and the Tour Down Under in Adelaide – coinciding with a heatwave over southeast Australia, where temperatures ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why some players can't keep their cool when the tennis heats up

Over the next two weeks, Melbourne Park will host the world's best tennis players for the Australian Open. We expect the best to perform under the watchful gaze of millions of fans around the world, so why do some athletes ...

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