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Athlete Well-Being



Many of us enjoy kicking a ball around, playing catch with friends, and keeping physically fit, but some of us feel a consistent drive to push our mind-body connections to the max, finding exhilaration in discovering and breaking through our perceived physical limitations and developing our bodies to their most effective and efficient states. Whether individually or part of a team, whether in competition with others or just ourselves, being an athlete is a fundamental part of who we are. But when we run into relationship problems with our body and its capabilities—or when those relationships are complicated by cultural expectations and beliefs about athletes—it can impact all areas of our life and health.

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Painkillers in the NFL: Kyle Turley on Playing Numb

More than 1,000 former NFL players are addicted to painkillers. Many are without health insurance, or any semblance of a support system.

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Forward: A Memoir

Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. At age seven she was put on the boys’ soccer team. At age thirty-five she would become the highest goal scorer—male or female—in the history of soccer, capturing the nation’s heart with her team’s 2015 World Cup Championship.

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Age Like a Former Athlete

We may need to rethink what normal fitness is or should be in older people.

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FindCenterIf you try to view yourself through the lenses that others offer you, all you will see are distortions; your own light and beauty will become blurred, awkward, and ugly.

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Never, Ever Give Up | Diana Nyad

In the pitch-black night, stung by jellyfish, choking on salt water, singing to herself, hallucinating Diana Nyad just kept on swimming. And that’s how she finally achieved her lifetime goal as an athlete: an extreme 100-mile swim from Cuba to Florida—at age 64. Hear her story.

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Breaking the Surface

Champions aren’t born, they’re made. The haunting, searingly candid New York Times bestselling memoir of Greg Louganis’ journey to overcome homophobia, colorism, and disability to become one of the best Olympic athletes in the world.

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Six Habits of the Athlete Mindset

What’s the X factor that makes the world’s greatest athletes great? Find out —and learn how to discover it within yourself.

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FindCenterWe like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don’t like to think of them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary.

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Best Motivation from the Greatest Athletes of All Time (THE G.O.A.T.)

The Ultimate Motivational Video featuring advice from the greatest athletes of all time! A must see new Motivational Speech series from Motiversity, featuring speeches from Lebron James, Tom Brady, Tiger Woods, Conor McGregor, Michael Jordan, Ronaldo, Gretzky, and more!

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Beneath the Surface: My Story

In this candid memoir, Phelps talks openly about his battle with attention deficit disorder, the trauma of his parents’ divorce, and the challenges that come with being thrust into the limelight.

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