e-space
Manchester Metropolitan University's Research Repository

Environmental influences on elite sport athletes well being: From gold, silver, and bronze to blue green and gold

Donnelly, AA, MacIntyre, TE, O'Sullivan, N, Warrington, G, Harrison, AJ, Igou, ER, Jones, M, Gidlow, C, Brick, N, Lahart, I, Cloak, R and Lane, AM (2016) Environmental influences on elite sport athletes well being: From gold, silver, and bronze to blue green and gold. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. ISSN 1664-1078

[img]
Preview

Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (218kB) | Preview

Abstract

Copyright 2016 Donnelly, MacIntyre, O'Sullivan, Warrington, Harrison, Igou, Jones, Gidlow, Brick, Lahart, Cloak and Lane. This paper considers the environmental impact on well-being and performance in elite athletes during Olympic competition. The benefits of exercising in natural environments are recognized, but less is known about the effects on performance and health in elite athletes. Although some Olympic events take place in natural environments, the majority occur in the host city, usually a large densely populated area where low exposure to natural environments is compounded by exposure to high levels of air, water, and noise pollution in the ambient environment. By combining methods and expertise from diverse but inter-related disciplines including environmental psychology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, environmental science, and epidemiology, a transdisciplinary approach will facilitate a greater understanding of the effects of the environment on Olympic athletes.

Impact and Reach

Statistics

Activity Overview
6 month trend
145Downloads
6 month trend
222Hits

Additional statistics for this dataset are available via IRStats2.

Altmetric

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item