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White-Line Fever: The Power of Preparation

"White-line fever"—i.e., a decrease in performance once competition starts—is all too common in baseball. At one point or another, almost eve...

5 Ways to Beat Pre-Game Jitters

Most athletes experience "butterflies" or pregame jitters prior to competition or in the opening moments of a game. This is when you feel your heart ...

Listening to Music Helps Reduce Pre-Game Jitters

You're on the way to a game or getting suited up in the locker room. Like many other athletes, you're probably listening to your favorite music. B...

Could Sport-Induced Anxiety Be Messing Up Your Game?

Athletes at any level can experience sport-related anxiety. Whether you're feeling nervous during a playoff game or getting psyched out before a c...

Shaq Shows How to Decrease Anxiety

Shaq's basketball career came to an end last week after 19 seasons in the national spotlight. Fans will remember Shaq for his overpowering size and ...

How To Overcome Pre-Game Anxiety

When Chris Bosh left the Toronto Raptors for the Miami Heat, he gave up being the go-to guy to become part of a power trio. Since then, Bosh has bee...

Anxiety Spikes Might Have Cost Rory McIlroy the 2011 Masters

Rory McIlroy finished the first three rounds of the 2011 Masters with an impressive four stroke lead at 12 under par. On Sunday, however, his golf g...

Overcome Pre-Game Jitters and Nerves With Mental Cross-Training Through Bowling

I am often asked how to deal effectively with jitters and anxiety about an upcoming game or match. In my experience with athletes and coaches at a...

Overcoming Pre-Game Nerves

Many athletes have experienced extreme nervousness and anxiety before a big game. To enhance performance and avoid a lackluster start, it's vital t...

Performance Benefits Of Walnuts

Known as a "super food," walnuts have dual benefits in combating mental and physical stresses on your body. Time.com reports on a study published...

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