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John B. Nezlek, Marzena Cypryańska, Piotr Cypryański, Karolina Chlebosz, Karolina Jenczylik, Joanna Sztachańska and Anna M. Zalewska

whenever and wherever they can walk, running does not require a team, individuals can run at their own pace for as long as they choose, and so forth. Given this popularity, it is important to understand the effects that running may have on people’s psychological well-being, and this study was designed to

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Pamela Wicker and Paul Downward

.” Accordingly, policies identify several benefits of volunteering to volunteers, such as an increasing number of social contacts; inclusion of socially isolated individuals; development of knowledge, skills, and abilities; and well-being ( German Olympic Sports Confederation [DOSB], 2015 ; HM Government, 2015

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Kylie McNeill, Natalie Durand-Bush and Pierre-Nicolas Lemyre

, Lemyre, & Kenttä, 2014 ; Lundkvist, Gustafsson, Hjälm, & Hassmén, 2012 ; McNeill et al., 2017 ). The significance of this syndrome lies in the negative ramifications it has for coaches’ well-being and performance, as well as for athletes’ sport experiences (e.g.,  Bentzen et al., 2014 ; McNeill et

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Fraser Carson, Julia Walsh, Luana C. Main and Peter Kremer

stressors ( Kellmann, Altfeld, & Mallett, 2015 ) including: having numerous roles and responsibilities ( Frey, 2007 ); early mornings and long days ( Olusoga et al., 2009 ); and work-life conflict ( Bruening & Dixon, 2007 ). Research on mental health and wellbeing within sport has centred on stress and

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Margaret P. Sanders and Nicholas P. Murray

been shown to increase a person’s self-awareness, assertiveness, self-confidence, and perceived control ( Angleman et al., 2009 ; Ball & Martin, 2012 ; Breckin, 2008 ; Weitlauf, Smith, & Cervone, 2000 ). Individuals trained in self-defense report an increase in psychological and emotional well-being

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Thomas Sawczuk, Ben Jones, Sean Scantlebury and Kevin Till

increased incidence of injury, illness, and overtraining ( 8 , 25 , 34 ). As a consequence of these negative outcomes, it has become increasingly common for coaches and sport scientists to monitor an athlete’s response to training using various fatigue measures including well-being questionnaires and

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Barbara Humberstone and Sue Stuart

This paper examines the lived experience of older women participants in (a) a low-impact exercise to music (ETM) class and (b) a yoga class to uncover what is important for them in taking part in these classes. Researcher S is the instructor of the ETM group and draws upon individual and focus group interviews and participant observation. Researcher B is a member of the yoga class where she interviewed the women and undertook participant observations. Both authors are a similar age to the older women interviewees. Through a phenomenological interpretative approach, the paper examines the women’s perceptions of their exercise class and yoga experiences, highlighting pleasurable experiences and features that contribute to this enjoyment. The paper considers relationships between pleasure, wellbeing, the senses, physical activity, and aging, drawing upon a variety of analyses. It pays attention to the contextual features of the ETM and yoga classes in making available and accessible pleasurable physical activity experiences for the women and draws, in part, on ‘typologies’ of pleasure to frame the debate around older women, physical activity, and senses of pleasure. Our research highlights the considerable wellbeing affects for women when physical activity provision takes account of context (the spatial, cultural, social, and sentient).

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Fleur E.C.A. van Rens, Rebecca A. Ashley and Andrea R. Steele

domains, as well as indicators of well-being, should be considered when investigating student-athletes’ dual careers ( Ivarsson et al., 2015 ; Stambulova et al., 2015 ). Erikson ( 1968 ) proposed that an individual’s identity is multidimensional, meaning that is consists of a series of domain

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Theresa E. Gildner, J. Josh Snodgrass, Clare Evans and Paul Kowal

( Berkman et al., 2015 ). In response to the growing number of older adults globally, several studies on global aging have sought to identify factors promoting health at increasingly advanced ages. For example, maintaining a high level of physical function has been linked with improved well-being at older

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Rachel G. Curtis, Dorothea Dumuid, Timothy Olds, Ronald Plotnikoff, Corneel Vandelanotte, Jillian Ryan, Sarah Edney and Carol Maher

There is a substantial body of evidence indicating that activity domains are associated with physical and mental health and well-being. For example, physical activity is positively associated with improved cardiovascular health, reduced risk of metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and cancer, and