Overview of Sport Psychology

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Diane Gill, a professor at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, focused on many key points in her interview. Her first point was why there is such an interest in exercise and sport participation. She explained the participants, who range from children to adults, and how physical activity promotes the health and overall well-being. Second, Gill explained some of the benefits of exercise and sport participation for the individual. The main benefit is the psychological and emotional aspect, in which exercise lessens depression and anxiety, and promotes general well-being. Gill’s third main point was why more people don’t exercise on a regular basis. The problem is moving from people’s positive attitudes about exercise to actually being physically active. Gill’s fourth and final point was the steps that can be taken to increase the number of people who exercise on a regular basis. This interview was very helpful. Gill effectively brought up several important points. As she was explaining everything, it was completely understandable and helped make sense of everything that has been learned so far in this class. Gill’s interview touched on the basic components for the foundation of sport management and sport psychology. She identified the main participants in physical activity, which is needed to begin any analysis in these fields. She identified the benefits of exercise, which can be used to help motivate anyone to begin exercising. By identifying why people don’t exercise on a regular basis, these reasons can be used to break down and fix this problem. By implementing the steps that can be taken to increase the number of people that exercise, which Gill identified, the problem of people not exercising may be

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