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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    How mental toughness gives athletes the edge

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:05am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... James Loehr in the early 1990s, mental toughness has since been recognised as the "X-factor" that gives winning athletes the edge over their competitors. Despite its significance, health professionals and athletes still struggle to determine what being "mentally tough" means. "Mental toughness is a combination of a few traits like resilience and stoicism. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1582977/how-mental-toughness-gives-athletes-edge
  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Postcard: Mumbai

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by BHAKTI BAPAT MATHEW

    ... Women's champion and 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom. Starring Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, it tells of the poor village girl's rise to become a world-class athlete and a global ... production that has attracted international attention but also because it's a Bollywood sports film- and one with a focus on a female athlete to boot. Although sports movies are a relatively ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1585851/postcard-mumbai
  3. Lifestyle - Health

    Is a high-carb meal before an endurance event a good idea?

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:44am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... in your muscles. But now sports scientists are reconsidering the need for endurance athletes to consume foods that are high in carbohydrates before they partake in endurance sports. Carbo-loading ... curious for endurance athletes- those who exercise for 90 minutes or more at a moderate intensity. If you have plenty of stored slow-burning fat, and if you could become more efficient at using ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1566261/high-carb-meal-endurance-event-good-idea
  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Performance coach aims to make you stronger, faster and fitter

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:45am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... of strengths If you fancy yourself as an athlete, have you ever wondered what you could achieve if you pushed yourself? That's the question Tom Summers aims to answer for performance junkies. Using his experience of training Olympic athletes and professionals, the British-qualified strength and conditioning coach has turned his hand to the issues of everyday athletes at Pinnacle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1571413/performance-coach-aims-make-you-stronger-faster-and-fitter
  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong universities offer courses tailored to the schedules of athletes

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 10:06am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau Chris.lau@scmp.com Colleges are starting to offer courses tailored to the busy schedules of professional athletes, writes Chris Lau The fast track Olympic cyclist Sarah Lee ... medal from last year's London Olympic Games, used to take Bible classes online. I was forced to drop out [of a course] because there wasn't enough support li pui-ki, athlete "I ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1374568/hong-kong-universities-offer-courses-tailored-schedules
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education news briefs

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by Linda Yeung

    ... and former elite athletes. Chan Kong-wah, head table tennis coach at the HKSI, says many athletes are considering becoming coaches, and that the six-month course equips them with the skills to provide scientific training methods for the athletes of the future. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1551984/education-news-hong-kong-launches-certificate-sports
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - GAMING

    Hong Kong gamers line up for rich pickings

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 10:28am by ALAN YU

    ... as a gamer. Kim cried hearing the words. Earlier this year, Kim became the first StarCraft II player to be granted a US visa normally reserved for athletes, and he now plays in the US. In the past two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1581451/hong-kong-gamers-line-rich-pickings
  8. Lifestyle - Technology

    Life less ordinary: gamers are eager to lead double lives again with The Sims 4

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Doretta Lau

    ... In Sims 4, there are 10 aspiration categories: athletic, creativity, deviance, family, food, fortune, knowledge, love, nature and popularity. The game reflects current social trends. One new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1581713/life-less-ordinary-gamers-are-eager-lead-double-lives-again
  9. Lifestyle - Health - PERSONAL BEST

    Personal best: Study, sleep, train, repeat

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:51am by ANDREW WRIGHT

    ... Andrew Wright life@scmp.com A sporting chance at success Throughout the world many young athletes push themselves to the limit with high training volumes while trying to juggle school, ... are tiring and take up study time, but they are essential to becoming a competitive athlete at national or international level. When young athletes reach maturity, they will have a sufficient base ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1523843/personal-best-study-sleep-train-repeat
  10. Lifestyle - Health

    Compression garments unproven, but athletes say they boost performance

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 06:46pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Despite a lack of scientific evidence, pressure garments are becoming increasingly popular with athletes of all abilities, writes Jeanette Wang Manic compression Can socks really make you faster? Judging from the field at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii two weekends ago, many of the world's fittest athletes- sporting knee-high socks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1336576/compression-garments-unproven-athletes-say-they-boost-performance

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