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Practical Golf Psychology
In this article, PGA professional Ian Hardie shares the insights he has gleaned from his many years of serving as a golf teacher. He starts with a statement many pro golfers and golf teachers would find faulty: the technique a golfer uses in playing the game seems to be the least important factor that determines the way he performs. He then proceeds to explain how he has come to this realization. Some of the things Hardie regularly talks about in his lessons include confidence in the player’s golfing ability, planning rounds, recognizing unhelpful thoughts and clearing and refocusing these thoughts.

Does Suffering from Back Pain Get You to the Chiropractor? Find Out Why You Hurt at the Chiropractic Back Pain Site
Back pain is a common condition that affects a large number of people. The Chiropractic Back Pain site provides information about different types of back pain and some painful back conditions, including lower back pain, Chronic back pain, herniated discs, pinched nerves, and spinal stenosis. Information about back pain during pregnancy, exercises to help with back pain, and a back pain diet are also offered here. Visitors to the site will learn how and why chiropractic treatments can help with back pain. The emotional aspects of back pain are also discussed, and there is a list of health care practitioners who can help with back pain issues.

Coaching for the Mental Game of Golf is a great resource for people who want to know more about golf. Founded by a Certified PGA Professional the website features links to pages for testimonials, for consultation and speaking engagement schedules, and for articles. There is also a page that details the coach's biography, listing achievements that make him more than perfect as a golf coach and consultant. He is also the author of book on the mental game of golf, including Inner Game: Breaking Golf’s Unbreakable Barriers. A visit to the testimonials page show how the coach has made a difference in the way individuals, be they young or old, amateurs or professionals, play golf.

Biking, Running and Swimming: Triathlon Race History
Triathlon's roots can be traced back to 1974 in Mission Bay, Southern California where a group of friends began training together. There were runners, swimmers and cyclists and before long training sessions turned into informal races. Directed and conceived by Jack Johnstone and Don Shanahan the first Mission Bay Triathlon was held on September 25th 1974 and welcomed 46 athletes. In Hawaii in 1978, an argument arose regarding which of the three disciplines required the greatest endurance. At that time Hawaii hosted The Waikiki Rough Water Swim (2.4 miles), The Oahu Bike Race (112 miles) and The Honolulu Marathon (26.2 miles). Originally events in themselves, they were rolled into one to become the 'Hawaii Ironman Triathlon.' By 1982 the Hawaii Ironman gained extensive coverage on ABC World Wide Sport and participation levels had increased to 580 competitors. More history is included in this article.

Most Downloaded Psychology of Sport and Exercise Articles
If you think sport is just a physical activity, think again. While it is true that the body receives the direct and most concrete effects of exercise and sport, it also affects the psychological state of a person and vice versa. This page contains a link to the most downloaded research-based sport and exercise psychology articles in the last three months. Topics of the articles include reasons why teenage girls withdraw from sports, the effects of exercise intervention in depressed individuals, the effect of gender stereotypes of the performance of women athletes, the effect of neurofeedback training in sport excellence, and burnout in young athletes.

Michigan Association of Chiropractors
This is the official website of The Michigan Association of Chiropractors. The first part explains the education and examinations needed to become a Doctor of Chiropractic (DCs) along with their job description s as efficient health professionals. Research shows that low-back pain (LBP) is the most expensive source of workers' compensation cost in North America. The site also includes a couple of summaries of studies that indicate that chiropractic care is more effective than medical treatment when it comes to chronic pain. This includes a comprehensive LBP analysis (Manga Report) commissioned by the Ontario Ministry of Health.


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